Weekly Updates

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update Feb. 26-March 1, 2024

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for FEBRUARY 26- MARCH 1, 2024

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

  1. On Feb. 27, at 7pmParents of Grade 7 students are invited to attend a course selection meeting either in person in the SKSS library or via ZOOM using the invite below.  Please share this with your Grade 7 families.

 

Topic: Feb. 27th Grade 7 SKSS  Parent Course Selection Meeting

Time: Feb 27, 2024 07:00 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting

https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/64377181706

Meeting ID: 643 7718 1706

 

COURSE SELECTION WITH THE SKSS TEAM WILL BE FRIDAY MARCH 1 at 11:00 am. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD IS IN ATTENDANCE. 

 

If your child is attending another HIGHSCHOOL other than SKSS- please advise Ms. Flynn immediately. 

 

  1. PURDY’S FUNDRAISER- Thanks for supporting our school fundraiser. Orders are due Sunday March 3rd. Campaign number 56279

 

https://fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx/1200266-105158

 

  1. Looking ahead to April, interested intermediate students are invited to participate in the Kamloops School Swim Meet, being held on April 19th BUT WE NEED A COACH!

            We would love a parent to coach our Swim Team. Please contact shaw@sd73.bc.ca and let Ms. Haw know if you are interested. 

 

  1. Please read the PAC UPDATE at the end of this update- and please consider signing up to support and volunteer at our MARCH MOVIE NIGHT FOR WONKA March 14th. Lots of exciting events and fundraisers up and coming!
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
  • Everyone Welcome! Recommended for Parents/Caregivers/Grandparents and youth aged 10 and up.  This 60 minute session will be held virtually via zoom and are designed to support families navigate the digital world.
  • To register for one of the four sessions offered, please click on the link below:
  • erase Family Sessions (saferschoolstogether.com)

·       Meeting Details: Navigating the Digital World- Social Media Awareness

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday February 26:

*Pink shirts delivered

*Young Artists Pieces due to Mrs. Kopper

*ART STARTS Performance K-3 11:00 am and 4-7 1:30 Cinderalla with Dufflebag Theatre

*Young Artists Submissions due to Mrs. Kopper today

*Gymnastics Thomson and Marican’s classes 12:30

*Instacake Fundraiser begins (see attachment)

 

Tuesday February 27:

*BLSC Torres’ Class 9-12

*Skating- Bale and Woodley’s classes 9:15 

*Basketball Boys Tier 1 Rec 1@ RLC, Tier 1 Rec 2@ home

*SKSS Parent Night for Grade 7 7:00

 

Wednesday February 28:

*PINK SHIRT DAY

*Pink Shirt Day assembly 9 am

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

 

Thursday February 29:

*Come Read with Me Volunteer Appreciation Lunch 12:10

*Joy Factory at Aberdeen to film new Kindergarten Videos for SD73

*Hine/Gagnon Skating 9:30 am Sandman

*Basketball Tier 1 Girls Rec 1 @PAC WAY, Rec 2 @ Westmount

 

Friday March 1:

*PAC Hot Lunch  WHITESPOT

*SPIRIT DAY- WESTERN DAY

*Ms. Semesock starts in Gr. 2/3 class

*Last Day to return DRAMA CLUB permission forms Gr. 5/6/7 (afterschool on Tuesdays starting March 5)

*Grade 7 Course Selection 11:00 am for Highschool

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

SUNDAY MARCH 3- PURDY’s Easter Orders due

Monday March 4:

*Gymnastics Marican and Beaudry 12:30-2:30

*Science Fair Judging in the gym

 

Tuesday March 5:

*Drama Club starts afterschool today at 2:45 MUSIC ROOM

*Mrs. Donas’ CLASS BAKE SALE lunch time items $1-3

*PAC MEETING 6 pm 

 

Wednesday March 6:

*FVP Delivery Spartan Apples

 

Thursday March 7:

*Just a regular day of learning

 

Friday March 8:

*PAC Hot Lunch Pizza Now 

*Beaudry’s Class to Museum Animal Study 8:30 to 12

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday MARCH 5th, 2024 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.


Fundraiser 

 

InstaCake - Feb 26th-March 12th. 

Orders can be placed on Munchalunch and will arrive April 3rd.

 

Ollek - baskets and gift cards

Orders will be on Munchalunch late march.

12" hanging basket $42.00 - $7 goes to the school.

$30.00 gift certificate - $5 goes to the school

Pick Up starts May 1st and prefer to complete by Long Weekend in May.

 

Events

 

Movie Night will be March 14th 6pm.

We will be showing WONKA.

Doors will open at 5:30pm and cost is $2. per person.

There will be pizza on Munchalunch to preorder as well as available to purchase by the slice at the movie. 🍕Whole Pizzas available to preorder on munchalunch until Sunday March 11. Pizza by the slice available for cash at the event. 

 

🎫 We will also be featuring 5 golden tickets somewhere on the items at the concession table! Please redeem for a prize bag if you are the lucky winner! 

Concession will open with drinks and snacks as well.

Wear your cozy, pjs, bring some pillows, blankets and come share some laughs.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49ADA829AAFEC16-48078433-marmovie#/

MOVIE NIGHT SIGN UP to VOLUNTEER

Fun Fair will be April 18th 5-7:30pm

Mark the date on your calendar. This is the event of the year!

Chris the clown, bouncy castles, nose picker, TWO cake walks, tug o war contest, face painting, panda pitch and so much more!

Class raffle basket prep will begin in March. We also need silent auction items if anyone would like to donate or help reach out to businesses for support.

We need a huge number of volunteers for this event to happen. Please make sure you have your criminal record check completed.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (It was a great week at our school. How is it the last week of February coming up?)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

Follow our Library Learning Commons @AE_Library 

 

 

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update Feb. 19-23, 2024

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for FEBRUARY 19-23rd, 2024

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

Enjoy Family Day with your children! See everyone Tuesday!

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

LAST CHANCE- PLEASE SHARE YOU VIEWS.

  1. 1.    THE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY is open for ALL parents of Aberdeen Elementary to complete. Please take some time to complete this survey ASAP. It will take about 10 minutes.  There is no log on # required. Please just use the DIRECT ACCESS sign on the right hand side of the screen under the PARENTS section.  RIGHT NOW I have 94% for a completion rate. I would love to see 100%!

To complete the survey:

1.Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website https://aberdeen.sd73.bc.ca/en/parents-students-support-help/ministry-student-learning-survey.aspx

under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 

2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.

3.Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  1. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”

5.Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

 

 

  1. On Feb. 27, at 7pmParents of Grade 7 students are invited to attend a course selection meeting either in person in the SKSS library or via ZOOM using the invite below.  Please share this with your Grade 7 families.

 

Topic: Feb. 27th Grade 7 SKSS  Parent Course Selection Meeting

Time: Feb 27, 2024 07:00 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting

https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/64377181706

Meeting ID: 643 7718 1706

 

COURSE SELECTION WITH THE SKSS TEAM WILL BE FRIDAY MARCH 1 at 11:00 am. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD IS IN ATTENDANCE. 

 

If your child is attending another HIGHSCHOOL other than SKSS- please advise Ms. Flynn immediately. 

 

  1. PURDY’S FUNDRAISER- Thanks for supporting our school fundraiser. Orders are due Sunday March 3rd. Campaign number 56279

 

https://fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx/1200266-105158

 

  1. 4.    Thursday, February 22, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

Meeting Details: Upcoming PARENT ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Presenter: Chelsea Jelic, POPARD

Families and school teams work together in a variety of ways throughout the year. Research shows that promoting family-school engagement leads to increased trust and collaboration, as well as improved student achievement and development. This session will:

  • Briefly review research and the new “family-school engagement playbook” to highlight important themes
  • Provide strategies to enhance collaboration and communication between family and school
  • Discuss connections between the roles, rights, and responsibilities of teaching staff, administrators, and parents.
  • Review how to work towards solutions in times of conflict or differences
  • Information on advocacy steps and supports.

This workshop will be held via Zoom on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. If you are interested in attending, you are asked to register here. Following your registration, you will receive the link to the meeting. 

  1. Looking ahead to April, interested intermediate students are invited to participate in the Kamloops School Swim Meet, being held on April 19th BUT WE NEED A COACH!

We would love a parent to coach our Swim Team. Please contact shaw@sd73.bc.ca and let Ms. Haw know if you are interested. 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

 

Freedom to Read Week

 

Monday February 19:

*FAMILY DAY- Aberdeen Elementary Closed

 

Tuesday February 20:

*Our new Vice Principal starts: Welcome to Ms. Sierra Haw

*Basketball Boys Tier 1 Aberdeen 1 @ Home, Aberdeen 2 BYE

 

Wednesday February 21:

*Basketball Tier 3 Boys @ Logan Lake, Tier 3 Girls  at home vs RBell

 

Thursday February 22:

*Beaudry and Donas’ classes to the Museum  8:30

*Tier 1 Girls Aberdeen 1 @ St. Anns, Aberdeen 2 @ home vs Barriere 

*Basketball Tier 3 Boys @ Logan Lake

 

Friday February 23:

*SPIRIT DAY- JERSEY DAY

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Senor Froggies Pasta

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday February 26:

*Pink shirts delivered

*Young Artists Pieces due to Mrs. Kopper

*ART STARTS Performance K-3 11:00 am and 4-7 1:30

*Young Artists Submissions due to Mrs. Kopper today

*Gymnastics Thomson and Marican’s classes 12:30

 

Tuesday February 27:

*BLSC Torres’ Class 9-12

*Skating- Bale and Woodley’s classes 9:15 

*Basketball Boys Tier 1 Rec 1@ RLC, Tier 1 Rec 2@ home

*SKSS Parent Night for Grade 7 7:00

 

Wednesday February 28:

*PINK SHIRT DAY

*Pink Shirt Day assembly 9 am

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

 

Thursday February 29:

*Basketball Tier 1 Girls Rec 1 @PAC WAY, Rec 2 @ Westmount

 

Friday March 1:

*PAC Hot Lunch  WHITESPOT

*SPIRIT DAY- WESTERN DAY

*Ms. Semesock starts in Gr. 2/3 class

*Grade 7 Course Selection 11:00 am for Highschool

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday MARCH 5th, 2024 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Thank you parents for always being so AMAZING every time I call! The wonderful conversations are appreciated.)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

Follow our Library Learning Commons @AE_Library 

 

 

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update Feb. 12-16,2024

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for FEBRUARY 12-16th, 2024

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

This week we had two new staff hired for our school.

Mrs. Allison Mattson will work Monday Mornings as our Language Resource Teacher.

Ms. Julie Semesock will take over our Grade 2/3 Class on March 1, 2024. Ms. Tracy Clarke is currently in for Ms. Boryszko as she awaits the birth of her first baby!

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

LAST CHANCE- PLEASE SHARE YOU VIEWS.

  1. 1.    THE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY is open for ALL parents of Aberdeen Elementary to complete. Please take some time to complete this survey ASAP. It will take about 10 minutes.  There is no log on # required. Please just use the DIRECT ACCESS sign on the right hand side of the screen under the PARENTS section.  RIGHT NOW I have 82% for a completion rate. I would love to see 100%!

To complete the survey:

1.Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website https://aberdeen.sd73.bc.ca/en/parents-students-support-help/ministry-student-learning-survey.aspx

under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 

2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.

3.Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  1. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”

5.Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

 

 

  1. PINK SHIRT DAY ORDERS due Feb. 12-  LAST CHANCE!

 

ORDERS tinyurl.com

 

 

 

  1. ALL parents of Montessori need to return their MONTESSORI Intent letters so we know you are continuing in the program/not relocating or moving or choosing Neighbourhood program. Return by Feb. 12th please.

 

  1. DRAMA CLUB AFTERSCHOOL session with Terri Runnalls from WCT/Parent will begin March 5 (TUESDAYS) until May 21. Students in Gr. 5/6/7 will be invited to a meeting at recess to get a permission form on Monday. First 20 to return their form will get to participate. 2:45 to 3:45. Bus students can stay and participate and catch the bus still. 

 

  1. On Feb. 27, at 7pmParents of Grade 7 students are invited to attend a course selection meeting either in person in the SKSS library or via ZOOM using the invite below.  Please share this with your Grade 7 families.

 

Topic: Feb. 27th Grade 7 SKSS  Parent Course Selection Meeting

Time: Feb 27, 2024 07:00 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting

https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/64377181706

Meeting ID: 643 7718 1706

 

COURSE SELECTION WITH THE SKSS TEAM WILL BE FRIDAY MARCH 1 at 11:00 am. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD IS IN ATTENDANCE. 

 

If your child is attending another HIGHSCHOOL other than SKSS- please advise Ms. Flynn immediately. 

 

  1. PURDY’S FUNDRAISER- Thanks for supporting our school fundraiser. Orders are due Sunday March 3rd. Campaign number 56279

 

https://fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx/1200266-105158

 

  1. 7.    Thursday, February 22, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

Meeting Details: Upcoming PARENT ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Presenter: Chelsea Jelic, POPARD

Families and school teams work together in a variety of ways throughout the year. Research shows that promoting family-school engagement leads to increased trust and collaboration, as well as improved student achievement and development. This session will:

  • Briefly review research and the new “family-school engagement playbook” to highlight important themes
  • Provide strategies to enhance collaboration and communication between family and school
  • Discuss connections between the roles, rights, and responsibilities of teaching staff, administrators, and parents.
  • Review how to work towards solutions in times of conflict or differences
  • Information on advocacy steps and supports.

This workshop will be held via Zoom on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. If you are interested in attending, you are asked to register here. Following your registration, you will receive the link to the meeting. 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday February 12:

*Pink Shirt Orders due

*Montessori Intent Letters Due 

*Drama Club Meeting for Gr. 5/6/7 in library at recess

*Hine and Donas’ classes to Stake Lake 

 

Tuesday February 13:

*FVP Delivered Pears

*Hine’s Gr. 6 class to McQueen Lake 

*Canada’s Agriculture Day

*Tier 1 Boys Aberdeen 1 @  home vs. RLC, Aberdeen 2 @ Westmount

 

Wednesday February 14:

*HAPPY VALENTINE’s DAY! Wear pink, red or hearts

*School Heritage Stamp voting happens today!

*Tier 3 Boys @home vs. Summit/ Tier 3 Girls BYE no game

 

Thursday February 15:

*Ms. Crawford and Mrs. DeFehr presenting to the Board/Superintendents about Aberdeen AM at HGEC 

*Pizza with the Principal forms due back 

*Tier 1 Girls Aberdeen 1 @ RLC/ Tier 1 Girls Aberdeen 2@ home vs Dallas

*STRINGS Concert at Beattie Elementary for our students participating 6:30 pm 

 

Friday February 16: MS. HAW our new Vice Principal will be spending the day at Aberdeen.

*Thomson and Beaudry’s classed to the Aberdeen Mall TNRD mini library 12:30

*Spirit Day- Wear School Colors and Aberdeen attire 

*PAC Hot Lunch OPA

*Tech Mentorship Day for Donas, Elliott, Dillon, Hine, Marsh and Woodley’s classes

*Ms. Crawford’s Last Day as Vice Principal of Aberdeen 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Freedom to Read Week

 

Monday February 19:

*FAMILY DAY- Aberdeen Elementary Closed

 

Tuesday February 20:

*Our new Vice Principal starts: Welcome to Ms. Sierra Haw

*Basketball Boys Tier 1 Aberdeen 1 @ Home, Aberdeen 2 BYE

 

Wednesday February 21:

*Basketball Tier 3 Boys @ Logan Lake, Tier 3 Girls  at home vs RBell

 

Thursday February 22:

*Beaudry and Donas’ classes to the Museum  8:30

*Tier 1 Girls Aberdeen 1 @ St. Anns, Aberdeen 2 @ home vs Barriere 

 

Friday February 23:

*SPIRIT DAY- JERSEY DAY

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Senor Froggies Pasta

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday MARCH 5th, 2024 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (I spent a lot of time with kids this week….ALL FOR CELEBRATION AND THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS! We have the best school! Thank you parents for all your support.)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

Follow our Library Learning Commons @AE_Library 

 

 

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update Feb. 5-9, 2024

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for FEBRUARY 5-9th, 2024

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

*Just a reminder parents that the school day ends at 2:41. Staff need parents to be here at dismissal to pick up their children. Children who walk home should be leaving the school grounds and making their way directly home afterschool. We do not provide afterschool care and do not need students on the grounds longer than needed after a long day of learning. Thanks for your help for the staff.

 

*Parents, Ms. Flynn, Ms. Crawford and I would kindly ask that parents call or email to request an appointment to see administration. Many parents have just been arriving at the front counter asking to have a meeting with the Principals. While we are very aware that your matters are important, we also have other commitments in the day, other meetings, and have 505 students to tend to. We will be happy to have that meeting but we need a bit of warning and an agreed upon time. Please do email us your concerns as they are very important and we will take swift action just as soon as we can.

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

 

  1. 1.    THE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY is open for ALL parents of Aberdeen Elementary to complete. Please take some time to complete this survey before February 9th. It will take about 10 minutes.  There is no log on# required. Please just use the DIRECT ACCESS sign on on the right hand side of the screen under the PARENTS section.  RIGHT NOW I have 77% for a completion rate. I would love to see 100%!

To complete the survey:

1.Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website https://aberdeen.sd73.bc.ca/en/parents-students-support-help/ministry-student-learning-survey.aspx

under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 

2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.

3.Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  1. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”

5.Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

 

  1. The Grade 7 Leadership Students are running a candy gram campaign for Valentine's Day (Wednesday, February 14, 2024). The purpose of the campaign is to promote kindness this Valentine's day and to raise funds for Grade 7 year end field trips. The leadership students at Aberdeen will be sending home order forms on February 1. Parents are able to purchase one to two candygrams per student. Each candy gram will have a Nestle (nut-free) treat attached to a kindness/Valentine's Day themed note. If you would like to purchase a candy gram for your child, please fill out the order form sent home February 1 and return with exact change in a ziploc bag or envelope. Orders need to be in by Friday, February 9 (sorry no late orders accepted)Thank you for supporting our campaign and making our Valentine's Day extra special! Each candy gram is $1.00

 

  1. PINK SHIRT DAY ORDERS due Feb. 12

 

ORDERS tinyurl.com

 

 

 

  1. ALL parents of Montessori need to return their MONTESSORI Intent letters so we know you are continuing in the program/not relocating or moving or choosing Neighbourhood program. Return by Feb. 12th please.

 

  1. PURDY’S FUNDRAISER- Thanks for supporting our school fundraiser. Orders are due Sunday March 3rd. Campaign number 56279

 

https://fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx/1200266-105158

 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD PROGRAM

 

Monday February 5:

*KCTC- Fortems and Hatch 1-2 pm 

 

Tuesday February 6:

*Basketball Boys Tier 1 Aberdeen 1@home vs RLC/ Aberdeen 2 @ Raft River

 Basketball Girls Tier 1 Aberdeen 1@ Raft River

*PAC Meeting 6 pm

 

Wednesday February 7:

*World Read Aloud Day

*Global School Play Day

*Mr. Gagnon’s class to Public Library 9:30

*Basketball Boys Tier 3 @home vs. Barriere/ Girls Aberdeen @BEST

 

Thursday February 8:

*Skating Sandman Fortems and Elliott 9:15

*Aberdeen 2 @home vs. Dufferin

 

Friday February 9:

*PAC Hot Lunch  Pizza Now

*Please complete the MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY by today

*Candy Gram orders due to school
*Kopper’s Gr. 7 Class to Cliffside Climbing 10-12:30

*Heritage Stamps due Mrs. DeFehr

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday February 12:

*Pink Shirt Orders due

*Montessori Intent Letters Due 

*Hine and Donas’ classes to Stake Lake 

 

Tuesday February 13:

*FVP Delivered Pears

*Hine’s Gr. 6 class to McQueen Lake 

*Canada’s Agriculture Day

*Tier 1 Boys Aberdeen 1 @  home vs. RLC, Aberdeen 2 @ Westmount

 

Wednesday February 14:

*HAPPY VALENTINE’s DAY! Wear pink, red or hearts

*School Heritage Stamp voting happens today!

*Tier 3 Boys @home vs. Summit/ Tier 3 Girls BYE no game

 

Thursday February 15:

*Ms. Crawford and Mrs. DeFehr presenting to the Board/Superintendents about Aberdeen AM

*Pizza with the Principal forms due back 

*Tier 1 Girls Aberdeen 1 @ RLC/ Tier 1 Girls Aberdeen 2@ home vs Dallas

*STRINGS Concert at Beattie Elementary for our students participating 6:30 pm 

 

Friday February 16:

*Thomson and Beaudry’s classed to the Aberdeen Mall TNRD mini library 12:30

*PAC Hot Lunch OPA

*Tech Mentorship Day for Donas, Elliott, Dillon, Hine, Marsh and Woodley’s classes

*Ms. Crawford’s Last Day as Vice Principal of Aberdeen 

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday February 6th, 2024 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Aberdeen is a wonderful place to learn and play! I am so proud of the efforts our students are making in so many areas!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

Follow our Library Learning Commons @AE_Library 

 

 

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2024

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 2, 2024

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

*Just a reminder parents that the school day ends at 2:41. Staff need parents to be here at dismissal to pick up their children. Children who walk home should be leaving the school grounds and making their way directly home afterschool. We do not provide afterschool care and do not need students on the grounds longer than needed after a long day of learning. Thanks for your help for the staff.

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

 

  1. 1.    THE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY is open for ALL parents of Aberdeen Elementary to complete. Please take some time to complete this survey before February 9th. It will take about 10 minutes.  There is no log on# required. Please just use the DIRECT ACCESS sign on on the right hand side of the screen under the PARENTS section.  RIGHT NOW I have 66% for a completion rate. I would love to see 100%!

To complete the survey:

1.Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website https://aberdeen.sd73.bc.ca/en/parents-students-support-help/ministry-student-learning-survey.aspx

under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 

2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.

3.Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  1. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”

5.Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

 

  1. The Grade 7 Leadership Students are running a candy gram campaign for Valentine's Day (Wednesday, February 14, 2024). The purpose of the campaign is to promote kindness this Valentine's day and to raise funds for Grade 7 year end field trips. The leadership students at Aberdeen will be sending home order forms on February 1. Parents are able to purchase one to two candygrams per student. Each candy gram will have a Nestle (nut-free) treat attached to a kindness/Valentine's Day themed note. If you would like to purchase a candy gram for your child, please fill out the order form sent home February 1 and return with exact change in a ziploc bag or envelope. Orders need to be in by Friday, February 9 (sorry no late orders accepted)Thank you for supporting our campaign and making our Valentine's Day extra special!

 

  1. PINK SHIRT DAY ORDERS due Feb. 12

 

ORDERS tinyurl.com

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

 

Monday January 29:

*KGTC for Fortems and Hatch classes 1-2 pm

 

Tuesday January 30:

*FVP Delivery Ambrosia Apples

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

*School of Choice Lottery Draw for Montessori K spots for 2024-2025

*Basketball Tier 1 Boys Rec Aberdeen 1 @ St. Anns/ RLC 2 @Aberdeen 2 home game

 

 

Wednesday January 31:

*Basketball Tier 3 BOYS Aberdeen @Rayleigh/ TIER 3 GIRLS at home vs. Rayleigh 

*K classes of Hatch and Salewich need to ensure Media Consent forms for SD73 Video returned

*February Newsletter emailed home-return Pizza with the Principal forms

 

Thursday February 1:

*CANDY GRAM order forms home

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Senor Froggies

*Skating Hatch and Kopper’s class  Sandman 10:30

*UNPLUG AND PLAY BOOKLETS due back

*BASKETBALL Tier 1 Girls Aberdeen 1 @home vs KSA/ Aberdeen 2@ Ralph Bell 

 

 

Friday February 2:

*NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- no school for students

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD PROGRAM

 

Monday February 5:

*KCTC- Fortems and Hatch 1-2 pm 

 

Tuesday February 6:

*Basketball Boys Tier 1 Aberdeen 1@home vs RLC/ Aberdeen 2 @ Raft River

*PAC Meeting 6 pm

 

Wednesday February 7:

*World Read Aloud Day

*Global School Play Day

*Skating Sandman Ross and Perren 12:15 

*Mr. Gagnon’s class to Public Library 9:30

*Basketball Boys Tier 3 @home vs. Barriere/ Girls Aberdeen @BEST

 

Thursday February 8:

*Skating Sandman Fortems and Elliott 9:15

*Basketball Girls Tier 1 Aberdeen 1@ Raft River/ Aberdeen 2 @home vs. Dufferin

 

Friday February 9:

*PAC Hot Lunch  Pizza Now

*Please complete the MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY by today

*Candy Gram orders due to school

*Heritage Stamps due Mrs. DeFehr

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday February 6th, 2024 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (How is it the end of January? Bring on February and the start of longer days with daylight!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for January 22-26, 2024

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for JANUARY 22-26, 2024

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

  • A REMINDER TO PARENTS of our BEFORE SCHOOL CARE at ABERDEEN HILLS- in the morning if you are not dropping off prior to 7:45 am- PLEASE DO NOT ENTER OUR STAFF PARKING LOT for your drop off. You need to park on a side street or the lower parking lot and walk your child to care after 7:45 am. The staff are trying to park and make their way into the school and the extra traffic and now snow piles is impacting the parking lot in the mornings. 
  • Please talk to your children about keeping HANDS off other children. We have seen an increase in this conduct, especially with the new snow. Children need to respect other student’s boundaries and being in their space is uncomfortable and worrisome for many. 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

 

  1. SEND LOONIES FOR LITERACY DONATIONS all week

 

  1. BASKETBALL Permission forms and consent documents due back ASAP!

 

 

  1. Please remember there is NO STOPPING or PARKING in the DROP OFF ZONE as you come down Van Horne.  

 

  1. THE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY is now open for ALL parents of Aberdeen Elementary to complete. Please take some time to complete this survey before February 9th. It will take about 10 minutes.  There is no log on# required. Please just use the DIRECT ACCESS sign on on the right hand side of the screen under the PARENTS section. 

To complete the survey:

1.Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website https://aberdeen.sd73.bc.ca/en/parents-students-support-help/ministry-student-learning-survey.aspx

under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 

2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.

3.Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  1. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”

5.Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

  1. COME READ WITH ME VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- please see the attached poster from our Coordinator Jen Friend. There are two dates up and coming for you to attend training and we would love to have more readers for our students. 

 

  1. The Grade 7 Leadership Students are running a candy gram campaign for Valentine's Day (Wednesday, February 14, 2024). The purpose of the campaign is to promote kindness this Valentine's day and to raise funds for Grade 7 year end field trips. The leadership students at Aberdeen will be sending home order forms on February 1. Parents are able to purchase one to two candygrams per student. Each candy gram will have a Nestle (nut-free) treat attached to a kindness/Valentine's Day themed note. If you would like to purchase a candy gram for your child, please fill out the order form sent home February 1 and return with exact change in a ziploc bag or envelope. Orders need to be in by Friday, February 9 (sorry no late orders accepted)Thank you for supporting our campaign and making our Valentine's Day extra special!

 

  1. PINK SHIRT DAY ORDERS due Feb. 12

 

ORDERS tinyurl.com

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

 

IT IS LITERACY WEEK and UNPLUG AND PLAY WEEK!

LOONIES FOR LITERACY- PLEASE SEND A DONATION FOR Loonies for Literacy campaign across the district. 

IT IS SCHOOL OF CHOICE REGISTRATION WEEK for MONTESSORI KINDERGARTEN! Parents of siblings in our program must register as well. 

 

Monday January 22: 

*Read my Shirt Day

*KGTC Trip for Salewich and Jungheim’s classes

*Basketball League begins 

*Montessori Parents can expect their Montessori Intention Letter to come home (return by February 12)

 

Tuesday January 23:

*PAC Milk and Cookie Day – reverse consent for this was done before Christmas. Please email your child’s teacher if you do not want your child to have this treat prior to January 22 if you do not recall giving your wishes.

*Poem in my Pocket Day

*BASKETBALL: Tier 1 Rec BOYS Aberdeen 1 @ Juniper 1/ Aberdeen 2 at home vs.St. Ann’s

 

 

Wednesday January 24:

*Skating Mac Island for Torres and Kruisselbrink 9:15 am

*Reading Rocks Wear Funky Socks

*BASKETBALL: Tier 3 BOYS Aberdeen @ Marion Schilling 

                           Tier 3 GIRLS PAC WAY 2@ Aberdeen

 

 

Thursday January 25:

*Tubing Harper- Kopper and Gagnon *weather permitting

*Share a Laugh Day- bring a joke to school to share

*BASKETBALL: Tier 1 GIRLS Rec  Aberdeen 1@ home vs. LGES 1/ Aberdeen 2 @ MSES

 

 

Friday January 26:

*GREG STEWART Presentations at Aberdeen for K-3 and 4-7

 

*TRU WolfPack Day at TCC for Torres/Donas- Gr. 6’s and Mr. Hine’s class 

*PAC Hot Lunch- Mucho Burrito

*Skating- Sandman 10:45 am Salewich and Woodley

*Dress as your Favourite Book Character Day and BRING THE BOOK for your character depiction.

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday January 29:

*KGTC for Fortems and Hatch classes 1-2 pm

 

Tuesday January 30:

*FVP Delivery Ambrosia Apples

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

*School of Choice Lottery Draw for Montessori K spots for 2024-2025

*Basketball Tier 1 Boys Rec Aberdeen 1 @ St. Anns/ RLC 2 @Aberdeen 2 home game

 

 

Wednesday January 31:

*Basketball Tier 3 BOYS Aberdeen @Rayleigh/ TIER 3 GIRLS at home vs. Rayleigh 

*February Newsletter emailed home-return Pizza with the Principal forms

 

Thursday February 1:

*CANDY GRAM order forms home

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Senor Froggies

*Skating Hatch and Kopper’s class  Sandman 10:30

*UNPLUG AND PLAY BOOKLETS due back

*BASKETBALL Tier 1 Girls Aberdeen 1 @home vs KSA/ Aberdeen 2@ Ralph Bell 

 

 

Friday February 2:

*NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- no school for students

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday February 6th, 2024 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (SO MUCH SNOW THIS WEEK! The majority enjoyed the fresh snow and had lots of fun!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for January 15-19, 2024

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for JANUARY 15-19, 2024

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

IT WAS A COLD COUPLE OF DAYS!  Fingers crossed it warms up for Monday! Stay warm everyone!

 

A reminder the 12 Days of Giving Pizza Party on January 17th.  Please still send snack on this day and some other lunch items. 

Congratulations to:

PRIMARY WINNERS

MRS. HATCH’s CLASS

MRS. BALE/RYMER’s CLASS

MISS BORYSZKO’s CLASS

 

INTERMEDIATE WINNERS

MRS. KOPPER’s CLASS

MRS. TORRES’ CLASS

MRS. ELLIOTT’s CLASS

Leadership students will also receive pizza lunch. 

 

  • A REMINDER TO PARENTS of our BEFORE SCHOOL CARE at ABERDEEN HILLS- in the morning if you are not dropping off prior to 7:45 am- PLEASE DO NOT ENTER OUR STAFF PARKING LOT for your drop off. You need to park on a side street or the lower parking lot and walk your child to care after 7:45 am. The staff are trying to park and make their way into the school and the extra traffic and now snow piles is impacting the parking lot in the mornings. 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

 

  1. INSIDE SHOES NEEDED. Please ensure your child Kindergarten to Grade 7 has a part of inside shoes to use in our classrooms and gymnasium. PLEASE ALSO SEND extra socks and ensure kids have thick mittens, hats and neck warmers for when we can go outside again. 

 

  1. BASKETBALL Permission forms and consent documents will be coming home this week. League play starts next week. 

 

  1. Please remember there is NO STOPPING or PARKING in the DROP OFF ZONE as you come down Van Horne.  

 

  1. THE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY is now open for ALL parents of Aberdeen Elementary to complete. Please take some time to complete this survey before February 9th. It will take about 10 minutes.  There is no log on# required. Please just use the DIRECT ACCESS sign on on the right hand side of the screen under the PARENTS section. 

To complete the survey:

1.Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website https://aberdeen.sd73.bc.ca/en/parents-students-support-help/ministry-student-learning-survey.aspx

under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 

2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.

3.Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  1. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”

5.Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

5. COME READ WITH ME VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- please see the attached poster from our Coordinator Jen Friend. There are two dates up and coming for you to attend training and we would love to have more readers for our students.

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

 

Monday January 15:

*KGTC Field Trip for Salewich and Jungheim 1-2 pm

*Skating Woodley and Bale’s classes Sandman 10:30

*Black Excellence Day in SD73

 

 

Tuesday January 16:

*FVP Pears Delivered

 

Wednesday January 17:

*KID INVENTOR’S DAY

*12 Days of Giving Pizza party for 6 classes and Leadership students

 

Thursday January 18:

*TUBING at Harper Mountain for Donas and Torres’ classes *weather permitting

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

 

Friday January 19:

*PAC Hot Lunch Pizza Now

*Clarke(Hine’s class) to McQueen Lake 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

IT IS LITERACY WEEK and UNPLUG AND PLAY WEEK!

LOONIES FOR LITERACY- PLEASE SEND A DONATION FOR Loonies for Literacy campaign across the district. 

IT IS SCHOOL OF CHOICE REGISTRATION WEEK for MONTESSORI KINDERGARTEN! Parents of siblings in our program must register as well. 

 

Monday January 22: SCHOOL OF CHOICE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION BEGINS. 

 

*Read my Shirt Day

*KGTC Trip for Salewich and Jungheim’s classes

*Basketball League begins 

*Montessori Parents can expect their Montessori Intention Letter to come home (return by February 12)

 

Tuesday January 23:

*PAC Milk and Cookie Day – reverse consent for this was done before Christmas. Please email your child’s teacher if you do not want your child to have this treat prior to January 22 if you do not recall giving your wishes.

*Poem in my Pocket Day

 

Wednesday January 24:

*Skating Mac Island for Torres and Kruisselbrink 9:15 am

*Reading Rocks Wear Funky Socks

 

Thursday January 25:

*Tubing Harper- Kopper and Gagnon *weather permitting

*Share a Laugh Day- bring a joke to school to share

 

Friday January 26:

*PAC Hot Lunch- Mucho Burrito

*Skating- Sandman 10:45 am Salewich and Woodley

*Dress as your Favourite Book Character Day and BRING THE BOOK for your character depiction.

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday February 6th, 2024 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Grateful for two great days of IN DAYS. The children were so amazing about having to stay inside!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for January 8-12, 2024 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for JANUARY 8-12, 2024

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR and WELCOME BACK! All the best for 2024!

 

A reminder the 12 Days of Giving Pizza Party on January 17th

Congratulations to:

PRIMARY WINNERS

MRS. HATCH’s CLASS

MRS. BALE/RYMER’s CLASS

MISS BORYSZKO’s CLASS

 

INTERMEDIATE WINNERS

MRS. KOPPER’s CLASS

MRS. TORRES’ CLASS

MRS. ELLIOTT’s CLASS

Leadership students will also receive pizza lunch. 

 

 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

 

  1. INSIDE SHOES NEEDED. Please ensure your child Kindergarten to Grade 7 has a part of inside shoes to use in our classrooms and gymnasium. With the holidays many may have taken those home and they are needed back for January 8th.

 

 

  1. BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED for our GRADE 6 ( TIER 2 Boys) TEAM. 

This age group will not be able to play if we don’t have parents step forward to take it on. We also are going to need REFS for all of our home games. If you have a student in highschool who wants to earn some extra money to ref please contact Ms. Crawford.  

If you can assist please email kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

Once Basketball practices and league schedules are set, your child playing will come home with a package with all important information to be signed. 

 

  1. THE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY is now open for ALL parents of Aberdeen Elementary to complete. Please take some time to complete this survey before February 9th. It will take about 10 minutes.  There is no log on# required. Please just use the DIRECT ACCESS sign on on the right hand side of the screen under the PARENTS section. 

To complete the survey:

  1. Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website https://aberdeen.sd73.bc.ca/en/parents-students-support-help/ministry-student-learning-survey.aspx

under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 

  1. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.
  2. Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”
  4. Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

     4. JANUARY NEWSLETTER has been emailed and posted to the website. Return Pizza with the Principal forms by January 18th. The Choice Days Schedule is included in the newsletter. 

 

     5. Attached please find a NEW YEAR’s PLACEMAT. This is a great activity to complete with your children.

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday January 8:

*School Resumes for 2024!

*Choice Days Schedule Starts

*PAC Hot Lunch Day Pizza Now

 

Tuesday January 9:

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm 

 

Wednesday January 10:

*School of Choice Zoom for new Kindergarten Parents for 2024 6:30 pm – all information posted on the SD73 Website for registration of Kindergarten. 

 

Thursday January 11:

*Skating Sandman Donas and Marsh’s classes

*Clarke(Hine) and Boryszko’s classes to Harper Mountain for tubing *weather permitted

 

Friday January 12:

*PAC Hot Lunch MOON WOK

*Spirit Day- Wear Aberdeen attire or school colors

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday January 15:

*KGTC Field Trip for Salewich and Jungheim 1-2 pm

*Skating Woodley and Bale’s classes Sandman 10:30

 

Tuesday January 16:

*FVP Pears Delivered

 

Wednesday January 17:

*KID INVENTOR’S DAY

*12 Days of Giving Pizza party for 6 classes and Leadership students

 

Thursday January 18:

*TUBING at Harper Mountain for Donas and Torres’ classes *weather permitting

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

 

Friday January 19:

*PAC Hot Lunch Pizza Now

*Clarke(Hine’s class) to McQueen Lake 

 

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday January 9th, 2023 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Looking forward to seeing all your children back at school happy and well rested!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

Follow our Library Learning Commons @AE_Library 

 

 

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for December 18-22, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for DECEMBER 18-22nd, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

JUST A HUGE THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SOME INITIATIVES WE HAD IN DECEMBER!

 

We are so pleased that we collected 5,802 items for the KAMLOOPS FOOD BANK thanks to all your support. 

We have decided since it was such a close race the top 3 classes in both primary and intermediate will get pizza parties on January 17th

Congratulations to:

PRIMARY WINNERS

MRS. HATCH’s CLASS

MRS. BALE/RYMER’s CLASS

MISS BORYSZKO’s CLASS

 

INTERMEDIATE WINNERS

MRS. KOPPER’s CLASS

MRS. TORRES’ CLASS

MRS. ELLIOTT’s CLASS

Leadership students will also receive pizza lunch. 

 

Also, thank you for supporting the 50/50 Draw and Best Seats in the House events at our Concerts. CHECK OUT THE SQUARE IN THE AIR that you helped us to fundraise for! I am just waiting to hear if we raised enough. 

https://www.sportfactor.net/9-square-in-the-air-p/9s-6.htm

 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

1. TERM I REPORT CARDS are now published in the PARENT PORTAL in MYEDBC. If you have not set up your account you will need to contact Stacey Flynn to do so. 

 

 2. The next Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update will be Friday January 5, 2024. I will also email parents the January Newsletter at this time. 

 

3. INSIDE SHOES NEEDED. Please ensure your child Kindergarten to Grade 7 has a part of inside shoes to use in our classrooms and gymnasium. 

 

 

4. BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED for our GRADE 6 ( TIER 2 Boys) TEAM. 

This age group will not be able to play if we don’t have parents step forward to take it on. We also are going to need REFS for all of our home games. If you have a student in highschool who wants to earn some extra money to ref please contact Ms. Crawford.  

If you can assist please email kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

 

 

4. PARENTS PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY from the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION regarding SCHOOL AGED CHILD CARE. 

Please complete this by DECEMBER 20* This has been extended. 

Parents were emailed on November 22, 2023

The survey is now available online at: 

https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull3/minofed/main/SchoolAgeParents.asp?SchoolNumber=1577

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

 

Monday December 18:

*Ms. Clarke’s Gr. 6’s will be singing over announcements between 8:20 and 8:30  every day this week 

 

Tuesday December 19:

*Bale Gingerbread Day

 

Wednesday December 20:

*School Wide Sing A Long in the GYM 1:45 pm 

*Holiday Sweater Spirit Day

 

Thursday December 21:

*Red and Green Spirit Day

 

Friday December 22:

*LAST DAY BEFORE WINTER BREAK!

*LOST AND FOUND will be removed from the school

*PJ SPIRIT DAY

*PAC HOT LUNCH WHITESPOT

 

WINTER BREAK- December 23 to January 7, 2024

 

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday January 9th, 2023 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Have the most fabulous winter break with your kids!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

Follow our Library Learning Commons @AE_Library 

 

 

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update December 11-15, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for DECEMBER 11-15th, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

*PARENTS- A REMINDER THAT AT THE WINTER CONCERTS the PAC IS DOING A 50/50 RAFFLE and also the BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE will be auctioned off. 

Please help us raise funds for our SQUARE IN THE AIR we want to purchase!

https://www.9squareintheair.com

 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

  1. THE 12 DAYS OF GIVING is coming to a close!  Thank you for all you did to support our food drive. Thanks for sending in food items and cash on Day 12! 

Day 1 - Soup & Stews

Day 2-Canned Fruit & Vegetables

Day 3- Pasta & Pasta Sauce

Day 4-Health and Hygiene

Day 5-Jam and Peanut Butter 

Day 6-Canned Meat & Proteins

Day 7-Christmas Dinner Fixings

Day 8-Basics for Babies

Day 9-Crackers, Cereal & Grains

Day 10-School Lunch Snacks

Day 11-Special Drinks

Day 12-Coin Drive Day

 

 

 

2. INSIDE SHOES NEEDED. Please ensure your child Kindergarten to Grade 7 has a part of inside shoes to use in our classrooms and gymnasium. With the skiff of snow this week we really saw the need to remind everyone about this. Thanks for your attention to this.  

 

3. BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED! Especially for our Gr. 5/6/7 Boys teams. 

If you can assist please email Mrs. Crawford kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

 

 

4. PARENTS PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY from the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION regarding SCHOOL AGED CHILD CARE. 

Please complete this by December 14th

Parents were emailed on November 22, 2023

The survey is now available online at: 

https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull3/minofed/main/SchoolAgeParents.asp?SchoolNumber=1577

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

 

Monday December 11:

*Freeze Athletics Field Trip for Bale and Perren’s classes

 

Tuesday December 12:

*Primary Dress Rehearsal *INTERMEDIATES WATCH 10:30 am

*PRIMARY WINTER CONCERT *PARENTS WATCH 1:15 pm 

*PAC SANTA PHOTOS

 

Wednesday December 13:

*Intermediate Dress Rehearsal *INTERMEDIATES WATCH EACH OTHER 10:30 am 

 

Thursday December 14:

*Intermediate WINTER CONCERT 1:15 and 6:00 pm PARENTS WATCH BOTH *

*Skating Montessori YEAR 1/2/3 Classes 9:15 am  Sandman Centre

 

Friday December 15:

*TERM I REPORT CARDS PUBLISHED in MYEDBC Parent Portal in PM

*PAC HOT LUNCH  Pizza Now

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday December 18:

*Harper Mountain Tubing for Boryszko and Hine/Clarke’s classes 9 am 

 

Tuesday December 19:

*Bale Gingerbread Day

 

Wednesday December 20:

*School Wide Sing A Long in the GYM

*Holiday Sweater Day

 

Thursday December 21:

*Red and Green Day

 

Friday December 22:

*LAST DAY BEFORE WINTER BREAK!

*LOST AND FOUND will be removed from the school

*PJ SPIRIT DAY

*PAC HOT LUNCH WHITESPOT

 

WINTER BREAK- December 23 to January 7, 2024

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday January 9th, 2023 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Don't forget to sign up for your Photos with Santa on December 12th. 

An extra reminder to bring cash for the photos and there will be a 50/50 draw as well as a raffle for the Best Seats in the House for the Winter concert..

Santa Photos 2023

We also are asking for volunteers to help with Photos. 
Santa Photo Volunteers
 

PLEASE NOTE: Santa will have little time to converse with families during his visit. These sessions are intended mainly for photos with the big man.

  • Photos will be taken by a volunteer with parents' own phones.
  • Sanitizing wipes will be available to clean the phones, if requested.
  • We ask that you arrive 10 mins prior to your session time and don't hang around after your session in order to keep the flow of traffic moving along nicely.
  • Feel free to come a bit early to enjoy some COLOURING and a snack at our CONCESSION.
  • There will also be a  50/50 , so bring your cash!!! Tickets are 1 = $1 / 10 = $5 / 50 = $20.
  • Everyone will receive a CANDYCANE after their time with the Big Guy.
  • There is no charge for photo sessions, however donations are appreciated as Santa is donating his time to help our school.
  •  Donations  can be made through your munchalunch.com or cash at the door.

 

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (We are so excited to have you come see our Winter Concerts!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for December 4-8th, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for DECEMBER 4-8th, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

HAPPY DECEMBER!

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

  1. Starting Wednesday, November 28th to Thursday December 14 our school will be participating in 12 Days of Giving. Mrs. Kopper’s grade 7 class will be collecting donation items for the Food Bank.  Every day is a different item from the food banks' most needed items.  Pick one, two, or all 12 days and bring in your donations for the Food Bank. Come Aberdeen, let’s show our community we really care!  We are setting a goal for our school to donate 500 items! The class with the most donations will win a class pizza party! We will have both primary and intermediate winners.

JAM AND PEANUT BUTTER ON TUESDAY DECEMBER 5th!

Day 1 - Soup & Stews

Day 2-Canned Fruit & Vegetables

Day 3- Pasta & Pasta Sauce

Day 4-Health and Hygiene

Day 5-Jam and Peanut Butter 

Day 6-Canned Meat & Proteins

Day 7-Christmas Dinner Fixings

Day 8-Basics for Babies

Day 9-Crackers, Cereal & Grains

Day 10-School Lunch Snacks

Day 11-Special Drinks

Day 12-Coin Drive Day

 

 

2. CHOICE DAYS

During the winter months many children enjoy the outside and winter weather.   Heading outside is always the #1 preferred activity for children so that they get fresh air and exercise.  However, with the cold weather, we have many children that do not enjoy the outside so we are offering some choices for children, supervised by our staff and parents from January to March!

If you are a parent that can assist us by volunteering at lunch time please email Mrs. DeFehr cdefehr@sd73.bc.ac and let her know what you might like to come help us with and on what day! Please confirm by December 8th. There was also a hard copy form to complete at the back of the newsletter. 

 

 

3. INSIDE SHOES NEEDED ASAP. Please ensure your child Kindergarten to Grade 7 has a part of inside shoes to use in our classrooms and gymnasium. With the skiff of snow this week we really saw the need to remind everyone about this. Thanks for your attention to this.  

 

4. BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED! Especially for our Gr. 5/6/7 Boys teams. 

If you can assist please email Mrs. Crawford kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

 

 

5. PARENTS PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY from the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION  regarding SCHOOL AGED CHILD CARE. 

Please complete this by December 14th

Parents were emailed on November 22, 2023

The survey is now available online at: 

https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull3/minofed/main/SchoolAgeParents.asp?SchoolNumber=1577

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

 

Monday December 4:

*NO SCHOOL- NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- Staff will be busy learning

*Last day to order ROMEO’s PAC Fundraiser Baking on MUNCH A LUNCH!

 

Tuesday December 5:

*PAC MEETING 6 pm

 

Wednesday December 6:

*Bale/Rymer class GRINCH DAY

 

Thursday December 7:

*No School wide events 

 

Friday December 8:

*PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies Mexican

*Parents to confirm CHOICE DAYS support by today

*Wear SCHOOL COLORS

*Salewich class GRINCH DAY

*Stacey Kaczur (NRT) in Abate, Bale classes

*SPCA Presentation Montessori YEAR 1/2/3 classes

*IT’s COOL TO BE KIND SNOWFLAKES up in hallway by today for our big display!

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

Monday December 11:

*Freeze Athletics Field Trip for Bale and Perren’s classes

 

Tuesday December 12:

*Primary Dress Rehearsal *INTERMEDIATES WATCH 10:30 am

*PRIMARY WINTER CONCERT *PARENTS WATCH 1:15 pm 

*PAC SANTA PHOTOS

 

Wednesday December 13:

*Intermediate Dress Rehearsal *INTERMEDIATES WATCH EACH OTHER 10:30 am 

 

Thursday December 14:

*Intermediate WINTER CONCERT 1:15 and 6:00 pm PARENTS WATCH BOTH *

*Skating Montessori YEAR 1/2/3 Classes 9:15 am  Sandman Centre

 

Friday December 15:

*TERM I REPORT CARDS PUBLISHED in MYEDBC Parent Portal in PM

*Montessori YEAR 1/2/3 Classes at Kamloops Seniors Village 9:30 am

*PAC HOT LUNCH  Pizza Now

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday December 5th, 2023 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Mark your calendars for Santa Photos - Santa will be coming to see us December 12th.

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Looking forward to reading all your children’s report cards this weekend!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update November 27-December 1, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 1, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 

1. Starting Wednesday, November 28th to Thursday December 14 our school will be participating in 12 Days of Giving. Mrs. Kopper’s grade 7 class will be collecting donation items for the Food Bank.  Every day is a different item from the food banks' most needed items.  Pick one, two, or all 12 days and bring in your donations for the Food Bank. Come Aberdeen, let’s show our community we really care!  We are setting a goal for our school to donate 500 items! The class with the most donations will win a class pizza party! We will have both primary and intermediate winners.

Day 1 - Soup & Stews

Day 2-Canned Fruit & Vegetables

Day 3- Pasta & Pasta Sauce

Day 4-Health and Hygiene

Day 5-Jam and Peanut Butter 

Day 6-Canned Meat & Proteins

Day 7-Christmas Dinner Fixings

Day 8-Basics for Babies

Day 9-Crackers, Cereal & Grains

Day 10-School Lunch Snacks

Day 11-Special Drinks

Day 12-Coin Drive Day

 

 

2. CHOICE DAYS

During the winter months many children enjoy the outside and winter weather.   Heading outside is always the #1 preferred activity for children so that they get fresh air and exercise.  However, with the cold weather, we have many children that do not enjoy the outside so we are offering some choices for children, supervised by our staff and parents from January to March!

If you are a parent that can assist us by volunteering at lunch time please email Mrs. DeFehr cdefehr@sd73.bc.ac and let her know what you might like to come help us with and on what day! Please confirm by December 8th

 

 

3. INSIDE SHOES NEEDED ASAP. Please ensure your child Kindergarten to Grade 7 has a part of inside shoes to use in our classrooms and gymnasium. With the skiff of snow this week we really saw the need to remind everyone about this. Thanks for your attention to this.  

 

4. BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED! Especially for our Gr. 5/6/7 Boys teams. 

If you can assist please email Mrs. Crawford kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

 

 

5. PARENTS PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY from the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION  regarding SCHOOL AGED CHILD CARE. 

Please complete this by December 14th

Parents were emailed on November 22, 2023

The survey is now available online at: 

https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull3/minofed/main/SchoolAgeParents.asp?SchoolNumber=1577

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday November 27:

*Freeze Athletics for Boryszko and Abate’s classes 10:30

 

Tuesday November 28:

*No School Wide Events

 

Wednesday November 29:

*Woodley and Elliot’s Classes at Shrek Play 10:15 am

*Torres and Hine TRU Nurses Vaping Presentation 10:30

 

Thursday November 30: 

*DECEMBER NEWSLETTER EMAILED HOME

*Skating Sandman  Kopper and Jungheim  10:45

*Dillon’s class Curling 12:10-2:30

*Classroom Greeters in Place by today 

*TIER 1 GIRLS COMPETITIVE VB Team PLAYOFFS 3:15 at Juniper Ridge

 

Friday December 1:

*WEAR SCHOOL COLORS 

*PAC Hot Lunch  Subway

*STAGE UP in the gym/ gym closed 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday December 4:

*NO SCHOOL- NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- Staff will be busy learning

*Last day to order ROMEO’s PAC Fundraiser Baking 

 

Tuesday December 5:

*PAC MEETING 6 pm

 

Wednesday December 6:

*No School wide events

 

Thursday December 7:

*No School wide events 

 

Friday December 8:

*PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies Mexican

*Parents to confirm CHOICE DAYS support by today

*Wear SCHOOL COLORS

*Stacey Kaczur (NRT) in Abate, Bale and Salewich’s classes

*SPCA Presentation Montessori YEAR 1/2/3 classes

*IT’s COOL TO BE KIND SNOWFLAKES up in hallway by today for our big display!

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday December 5th, 2023 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Please see the attachments for the Privato Fundraiser and also for the PAC HOLIDAY TREAT BOXES!

 

Mark your calendars for Santa Photos - Santa will be coming to see us December 12th.

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Okay…where did November go? Or is it just me….BLINK and here comes December)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

Follow our Library Learning Commons @AE_Library 

 

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update November 2-2024, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for NOVEMBER 20-24, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

1. Our School Fundraiser for PURDY’s Christmas is underway! Thanks for helping our school by getting your chocolates from us. LAST DAY TO ORDER is FRI. NOV. 24th

Here is the link should you want to order and support our school:

Aberdeen Elementary’s Purdy’s Campaign #56729

https://fundraising.purdys.com/1200266-108700

 

2. Starting Wednesday, November 28th to Thursday December 14 our school will be participating in 12 Days of Giving. Mrs. Koppers grade 7 class will be collecting donation items for the Food Bank.  Every day is a different item from the food banks' most needed items.  Pick one, two, or all 12 days and bring in your donations for the Food Bank. Come Aberdeen, let’s show our community we really care!  We are setting a goal for our school to donate 500 items! The class with the most donations will win a class pizza party! We will have both primary and intermediate winners.

 

3. CHOICE DAYS

During the winter months many children enjoy the outside and winter weather.   Heading outside is always the #1 preferred activity for children so that they get fresh air and exercise.  However, with the cold weather, we have many children that do not enjoy the outside so we are offering some choices for children, supervised by our staff and parents from January to March!

If you are a parent that can assist us by volunteering at lunch time please email Mrs. DeFehr cdefehr@sd73.bc.ac and let her know what you might like to come help us with and on what day! Please confirm by December 8th

 

 

4. Parents please note that if you are dropping off an item for your child or needing them to be picked up early, office staff will either take the item and deliver it or page your child down. Similarly, when you are needing your student early, we will page down to the class to have them meet you at the office. This is the same protocol for our portable parents. If your child is in the portable parents must come to the office and let us know what you need. 

 

5. Constable Dana Napier is again asking parents to refrain from blocking the CROSSWALK on Van Horne or parking too close to either side of it. 

A reminder that the DROP OFF ZONE is just that- you are in your car still and you are dropping children off at school. IT IS NOT A PARKING AREA to wait for your children or to leave your car unattended. 

 

6. INSIDE SHOES NEEDED ASAP. Please ensure your child Kindergarten to Grade 7 has a part of inside shoes to use in our classrooms and gymnasium. With the skiff of snow this week we really saw the need to remind everyone about this. Thanks for your attention to this.  

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday November 20: 

*Freeze Athletics Field Trip for Marsh and Kruisselbrink’s classes 10:15-12:15

*CanCode Lessons for Abate, Dillon and Torres’ classes 

 

Tuesday November 21:

*Poinsettia Pick Up- please watch for information from PAC on time and location 

*Boys Volleyball @ Summit

 

Wednesday November 22:

*No School wide events

 

Thursday November 23:

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

*Girls Volleyball REC @ KSA, COMP @ HOME

 

Friday November 24:

*REMINDER PURDY’s ORDER DUE

*Wear School Colors – Green and Black 

* PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies 

*PAC MOVIE NIGHT 6 pm GYM- see poster for details attached

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday November 27:

*Freeze Athletics for Boryszko and Abate’s classes 10:30

 

Tuesday November 28:

*FVP Program delivery Mandarin Oranges

 

Wednesday November 29:

*Woodley and Elliot’s Classes at Shrek Play 10:15 am

*Torres and Hine TRU Nurses Vaping Presentation 10:30

 

Thursday November 30:

*Skating Sandman  Kopper and Jungheim  10:45

*Dillon’s class Curling 12:10-2:30

*Classroom Greeters in Place by today 

 

Friday December 1:

*PAC Hot Lunch  Subway

*STAGE UP in the gym/ gym closed 

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday December 5th, 2023 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Please see the attachments for the Privato Fundraiser and also for the PAC HOLIDAY TREAT BOXES!

 

Movie Night - Nov 24th at 6pm. - Movie will be Super Mario Bros. There will be pizza available to pre order and then some slices available at the movie. Concession will include chips, popcorn, chocolate bars, bubbly, juice and water.

 

Magazines fundraiser running now. Here is the link Aberdeen Elementary School – qspca

 

Mark your calendars for Santa Photos - Santa will be coming to see us December 12th.

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (As an Aberdeen resident myself, I am so proud to be the Principal of your school!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

Follow our Library Learning Commons @AE_Library 

 

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for November 13-17, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for NOVEMBER 13-17, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

Enjoy the long weekend with your kids. Take time to remember. 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

1. Our School Fundraiser for PURDY’s Christmas is underway! Thanks for helping our school by getting your chocolates from us. 

Here is the link should you want to order and support our school:

Aberdeen Elementary’s Purdy’s Campaign #56729

https://fundraising.purdys.com/1200266-108700

 

2. Starting Wednesday, November 28th to Thursday December 14 our school will be participating in 12 Days of Giving. Mrs. Koppers grade 7 class will be collecting donation items for the Food Bank.  Every day is a different item from the food banks' most needed items.  Pick one, two, or all 12 days and bring in your donations for the Food Bank. Come Aberdeen, let’s show our community we really care!  We are setting a goal for our school to donate 500 items! The class with the most donations will win a class pizza party!

 

3. CHOICE DAYS

During the winter months many children enjoy the outside and winter weather.   Heading outside is always the #1 preferred activity for children so that they get fresh air and exercise.  However, with the cold weather, we have many children that do not enjoy the outside so we are offering some choices for children, supervised by our staff and parents from January to March!

If you are a parent that can assist us by volunteering at lunch time please email Mrs. DeFehr cdefehr@sd73.bc.ac and let her know what you might like to come help us with and on what day! Please confirm by December 8th

 

 

4. Parents please note that if you are dropping off an item for your child or needing them to be picked up early, office staff will either take the item and deliver it or page your child down. Similarly, when you are needing your student early, we will page down to the class to have them meet you at the office. This is the same protocol for our portable parents. If your child is in the portable parents must come to the office and let us know what you need. 

 

5. Constable Dana Napier is again asking parents to refrain from blocking the CROSSWALK on Van Horne or parking too close to either side of it. 

A reminder that the DROP OFF ZONE is just that- you are in your car still and you are dropping children off at school. IT IS NOT A PARKING AREA to wait for your children or to leave your car unattended. 

 

6. TEAM ABER “BIN” had a successful start at our school. Kids enjoyed a snack if they needed it as per the previous email to parents about the FEEDING FUTURES FUND.

 

7. I am waiting to hear back HANSPORT to know the ETA of our School Clothing Orders. As soon as they arrive we will be sure to distribute. 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday November 13:

*WORLD KINDNESS DAY

*Aberdeen Elementary closed due to Remembrance Day falling on a Saturday this year.

 

Tuesday November 14:

*PAC Hot Chocolate Day

*FVP Mandarin Oranges delivered

*Boys Volleyball @ home

 

Wednesday November 15:

*Vision Screening for Mrs.Marican and Mrs. Thomson’s classes

*Skating at VV 10:45 Mr. Hine and Mr. Gagnon’s classes 

 

Thursday November 16:

*Pizza with the Principal Forms due

*Girls Volleyball Rec @RLC, Comp @ Dallas

 

Friday November 17:

*PAC Hot Lunch Booster Juice

*School Spirit Day- Wear School Colors- Black and Green

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday November 20: 

*Freeze Athletics Field Trip for Marsh and Kruisselbrink’s classes 10:15-12:15

 

Tuesday November 21:

*Poinsettia Pick Up

*Boys Volleyball @ Summit

 

Wednesday November 22:

*No School wide events

 

Thursday November 23:

*Pizza with the Principa Lunch

*Girls Volleyball REC @ KSA, COMP @ HOME

 

Friday November 24:

*REMINDER PURDY’s ORDER DUE

*Wear School Colors – Green and Black 

* PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies 

*PAC MOVIE NIGHT 6 pm GYM

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday December 5th, 2023 at 6 pm in the LIBRARY. All parents are welcome.

 

Hot Chocolate day - Nov 14th - We will have volunteers delivering hot chocolate to all classrooms in the afternoon between 1-2pm. 

This is a community event covered by the PAC!

 

Movie Night - Nov 24th at 6pm. - Movie will be Super Mario Bros. There will be pizza available to pre order and then some slices available at the movie. Concession will include chips, popcorn, chocolate bars, bubbly, juice and water.

 

Magazines fundraiser running now. Here is the link Aberdeen Elementary School – qspca

 

Mark your calendars for Santa Photos - Santa will be coming to see us December 12th.

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (It means a lot to me to get to work with your beautiful children each and every day!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

Follow our Library Learning Commons @AE_Library 

 

 

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update For November 6-10, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for NOVEMBER 6-10, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

1. If students wish to be part of our Remembrance Day Color Guard those that are in Girl Guides, Cubs, Beavers, Embers, Sparks and Cadets are welcome to come to school in their Uniform on Friday November 10th.

2. Our School Fundraiser for PURDY’s Christmas was sent home last week. Thanks for helping our school by getting your chocolates from us. 

Here is the link should you want to order and support our school:

Aberdeen Elementary’s Purdy’s Campaign #56729

https://fundraising.purdys.com/1200266-108700

 

3. Terri Runnalls  is hosting an Afterschool Drama Club. 

Drama club will be Tuesdays 2:45-3:45 starting Nov. 7 to Dec. 19 in the Music Room and parents must be here to pick up at 3:45 or walk home directly after. 

 

4. Parents please note that if you are dropping off an item for your child or needing them to be picked up early, office staff will either take the item and deliver it or page your child down. Similarly, when you are needing your student early, we will page down to the class to have them meet you at the office. This is the same protocol for our portable parents. If your child is in the portable parents must come to the office and let us know what you need. 

 

5. Constable Dana Napier contacted me this week and is asking parents to refrain from blocking the CROSSWALK on Van Horne or parking too close to either side of it. A heads up to parents that as soon as she can she plans to send the Traffic Enforcement Team to Van Horne to ensure parents are not blocking the crosswalk at any time. 

 

6. TEAM ABER “BIN” will start this coming week as per the previous email to parents about the FEEDING FUTURES FUND.

 

 THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

 

Monday November 6:

*No School Wide events 

 

Tuesday November 7:

*Mrs. Donas’ Class Curling 11:30

*VB Boys @ St. Anns

*PAC Meeting 6 pm 

 

Wednesday November 8:

*Indigenous Veteran’s Day

*I READ Canadian Day

 

Thursday November 9:

*Lifetouch Photo Retakes 

*VB Girls REC @ Ralph Bell, COMP at HOME 

 

Friday November 10:

*Remembrance Day Assembly 10:30 – SEND DONATION for POPPY. Children to wear white, red or black if possible. Guides/Sparks/Cubs/Beavers etc. can come in uniform if they wish. Sorry we cannot have an audience as our school population puts us at capacity for the Fire Regulation allowance. 

*PAC HOT LUNCH Pizza Now 

 

Saturday November 11- Remembrance Day. Take time to Remember.

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday November 13:

*WORLD KINDNESS DAY

*Aberdeen Elementary closed due to Remembrance Day falling on a Saturday this year.

 

Tuesday November 14:

*PAC Hot Chocolate Day

*FVP Mandarin Oranges delivered

*Boys Volleyball @ home

 

Wednesday November 15:

*Vision Screening for Mrs.Marican and Mrs. Thomson’s classes

*Skating at VV 10:45 Mr. Hine and Mr. Gagnon’s classes 

 

Thursday November 16:

*Pizza with the Principal Forms due

*Girls Volleyball Rec @RLC, Comp @ Dallas

 

Friday November 17:

*PAC Hot Lunch Booster Juice

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday November 7th at 6:00 pm. 

 

Hot Chocolate day - Nov 14th - We will have volunteers delivering hot chocolate to all classrooms in the afternoon between 1-2pm. 

This is a community event covered by the PAC!

 

Movie Night - Nov 24th at 6pm. - Movie will be Super Mario Bros. There will be pizza available to pre order and then some slices available at the movie. Concession will include chips, popcorn, chocolate bars, bubbly, juice and water.

More info coming soon!

 

 

Magazines fundraiser running now. Here is the link Aberdeen Elementary School – qspca

 

Art cards should arrive by the middle of November. Deadline to order was Oct 24th.

 

December

Mark your calendars for Santa Photos - Santa will be coming to see us December 12th.

 

PAC meeting December 5th 6pm in the library

 

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Always grateful to be leading the largest elementary school in the School District.)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update October 30-November 3, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 3, 2023

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

1. REVERSE CONSENT for PAC HOT CHOCOLATE DAY and FEEDING FUTURES BIN in the classroom is due NOVEMBER 3. Mrs. DeFehr emailed parents October 26 about the two initiatives. Parents ONLY need to respond if they object to one or both of these. 

2. Our School Fundraiser for PURDY’s Christmas was sent home last week. Thanks for helping our school by getting your chocolates from us. 

Here is the link should you want to order and support our school:

Aberdeen Elementary’s Purdy’s Campaign #56729

https://fundraising.purdys.com/1200266-108700

 

3. Terri Runnalls  is hosting an Afterschool Drama Club. 

Students who came to the meeting need to return their PERMISSION FORMS by November 2 or sooner. 

Drama club will be Tuesdays 2:45-3:45 starting Nov. 7 to Dec. 19 in the Music Room and parents must be here to pick up at 3:45 or walk home directly after. 

 

4. Parents please note that if you are dropping off an item for your child or needing them to be picked up early, office staff will either take the item and deliver it or page your child down. Similarly, when you are needing your student early, we will page down to the class to have them meet you at the office. This is the same protocol for our portable parents. If your child is in the portable parents must come to the office and let us know what you need. 

 

5. Please see the attached PAC Poster about purchasing your Poinsettia’s this year for the holiday season. Orders are due by November 1, 2023.

 

 THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday October 30:

*No School Wide Events

 

Tuesday October 31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

*Gr. 5-7 HALLOWEEN DANCE 1:15-2:15 – BRING A NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM for the food bank and up to $5 for the concession

*Come in costume or Black and Orange if you like

*Primary Halloween Parade Upper Field 1:15 

*November newsletter to be sent to staff and parents- return Pizza with the Principal Forms by November 16

*Remind your children to pack healthy lunches and leave candy at home

*Boys Volleyball @South Sahali

 

Wednesday November 1:

*PLEASE ENJOY HALLOWEEN CANDY afterschool

*Bring your Gr. 9 student to work day

*PAC HOT LUNCH Pizza Day

*Lacrosse Sessions Day 1 

*PAC POINSETTIA ORDERS DUE (munch a lunch)

 

Thursday November 2:

*Lacrosse Sessions Day 2

*Gr. 6 IMMUNIZATION DAY 

*Outdoor Classroom Day

*Girls  REC Volleyball @ HOME/ COMP @ South Sahali 

 

Friday November 3:

*Pac Hot Lunch SUSHI (Boryszko’s class having pizza due to allergy)

*REVERSE CONSENT FOR PAC HOT CHOCOLATE DAY AND FEEDING FUTURES BIN due by today

*Mrs. Torres’ class to Sahail Secondary for Foods Class experience 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

 

Monday November 6:

*No School Wide events 

 

Tuesday November 7:

*Mrs. Donas’ Class Curling 11:30

*VB Boys @ St. Anns

*PAC Meeting 6 pm 

 

Wednesday November 8:

*Indigenous Veteran’s Day

*I READ Canadian Day

 

Thursday November 9:

*Lifetouch Photo Retakes 

*VB Girls REC @ Ralph Bell, COMP at HOME 

Friday November 10:

*Remembrance Day Assembly 10:30 – SEND DONATION for POPPY. Children to wear white, red or black if possible. Guides/Sparks/Cubs/Beavers etc. can come in uniform if they wish. Sorry we cannot have an audience as our school population puts us at capacity for the Fire Regulation allowance. 

*PAC HOT LUNCH Pizza Now 

 

Saturday November 11- Remembrance Day. Take time to Remember.

Monday November 13- WORLD KINDNESS DAY

                                     Aberdeen Elementary closed due to Remembrance Day falling on a Saturday this year.

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday November 7th at 6:00 pm. 

 

Hot Chocolate day - Nov 14th - We will have volunteers delivering hot chocolate to all classrooms in the afternoon between 1-2pm. 

This is a community event covered by the PAC!

 

Movie Night - Nov 24th at 6pm. - Movie will be Super Mario Bros. There will be pizza available to pre order and then some slices available at the movie. Concession will include chips, popcorn, chocolate bars, bubbly, juice and water.

More info coming soon!

 

Poinsettias fundraiser running now. Orders must be placed by Nov 1st. Delivery date is Nov 21st. 

Theses were absolutely stunning last year. Don't miss out.

 

Magazines fundraiser running now. Here is the link Aberdeen Elementary School – qspca

 

Art cards should arrive by the middle of November. Deadline to order was Oct 24th.

 

December

Mark your calendars for Santa Photos - Santa will be coming to see us December 12th.

 

PAC meeting December 5th 6pm in the library

 

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Where did October go? It is always amazing how quickly the month goes by!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for October 23-27, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for OCTOBER 23-27, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

1. Grade 1 Parents- Remember your COME READ WITH ME SESSION at 8:30 on Wed. October 25. The goal is every child will have an important adult there for them. 

2. Please refer to the email about Parent Teacher Interviews that teachers will have sent to you regarding Oct. 23 Early Closure Day. DISMISSAL ON MON. OCT. 23 is at 12:41. A reminder there is NO BUSSING for students on this day. 

 

3. Grade 7 Parents- Class of 2024 Hoodie Order forms have come home. Orders are due by October 27th

4. Our School Fundraiser for PURDY’s Christmas was sent home last week. Thanks for helping our school by getting your chocolates from us. 

Here is the link should you want to order and support our school:

Aberdeen Elementary’s Purdy’s Campaign #56729

https://fundraising.purdys.com/1200266-108700

 

5. Volleyball Season begins this week! Please sign and return permission slips.

6. Terri Runnalls will be holding a Meeting for Afterschool Drama Club Tuesday October 24th at recess to give Gr. 5/6/7 students information. 

This meeting will be in the MUSIC ROOM. book fair set up so not library

Drama club will be Tuesdays 2:45-3:45 starting Nov. 7 to Dec. 19 in the Music Room and parents must be here to pick up at 3:45 or walk home directly after. 

At the meeting I have permission forms ready and a write up about Terri so parents know she is wonderful. She has applied for her Criminal Record Check and has her own children that attend our school.  

There will be a limit of 20 students so if we have more interest than spots we will do a random draw.

Terri also said she would consider doing another session after Christmas for those that don't get to participate this session. 

 

 THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Volleyball League Begins!

Tuesdays- Boys Thursdays- Girls

 

IT IS THE BOOK FAIR ALL WEEK! Come support our Library!

 

Monday October 23:

*EARLY CLOSURE 12:41 *there is no bus pick up today. Parents must arrange for pick up at dismissal time

*Parent Teacher Interviews

*SCHOOL LIBRARY DAY IN CANADA

*D.E.A.R. Event at 11:00 am

*Book Fair 

 

Tuesday October 24:

*FVP Apples Delivered

*Afterschool Drama Club Meeting at recess in Music Room

*Book Fair 12:15 to 1/ 2:45 to 3:15 

*BOYS VOLLEYBALL  Aberdeen @ HOME vs. JUNIPER, BARRIERE and DALLAS

 

Wednesday October 25:

*COME READ WITH ME Grade 1 Parent Session 8:30-10:10 GYM then your child’s classroom

*Book Fair 12:15 to 1/ 2:45 to 3:15 

*Mr. Hine’s and Montessri 6’s to the Healthy Schools Forum at TCC all day

 

Thursday October 26:

*Book Fair 12:15 to 1/ 2:45 to 3:15 

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

*PAC HALLOWEEN DANCE 4- 7 pm *MUST COME WITH A CHAPERONE

~see attached poster 

*GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Aberdeen  REC @ BEATTIE, COMP@ MCGOWAN

 

Friday October 27:

*PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies 

*Grade 7 Hoodie Orders due

*Book Fair 12:15-1 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday October 30:

*No School Wide Events

 

Tuesday October 31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

*Gr. 4-7 HALLOWEEN DANCE 1:20-2:10

*Come in costume or Black and Orange if you like

*Primary Halloween Parade Upper Field 1:15 

*November newsletter to be sent to staff and parents

*Remind your children to pack healthy lunches and leave candy at home

*Boys Volleyball @South Sahali

 

Wednesday November 1:

*Bring your Gr. 9 student to work day

*PAC HOT LUNCH Pizza Day

*Lacrosse Sessions Day 1 

 

Thursday November 2:

*Lacrosse Sessions Day 2

*Gr. 6 IMMUNIZATION DAY 

*Outdoor Classroom Day

*Girls  REC Volleyball @ HOME/ COMP @ South Sahali 

 

Friday November 3:

*Pac Hot Lunch SUSHI (Boryszko’s class having pizza due to allergy)

 

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday November 7th at 6:00 pm. 

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Grateful for this wonderful community of Aberdeen! It is such a joy to work with your children. Even when they make mistakes, it is a delight to see them process and own it to do better.)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update October 16-20, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for OCTOBER 16-20, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

Return Pizza with the Principal forms by October 17th if you would like your child to have a chance to win lunch with the Principal. 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

  1. Hansport Clothing Orders: Place all orders by Oct. 16. Here is the link again- https://aehighlandersfall23.itemorder.com/

EVERY FRIDAY IS SCHOOL PRIDE DAY! 

 

2. Please refer to the email about Parent Teacher Interviews that teachers will have sent to you regarding Oct. 23 Early Closure Day. 

 

3. Grade 7 Parents- Class of 2024 Hoodie Order forms have come home. Orders are due by October 27th

4. Our School Fundraiser for PURDY’s Christmas will be sent home next week. Thanks for helping our school by getting your chocolates from us. 

5. Volleyball Schedules and Permission Forms will be send home next week. Please sign and return. 

 

 THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

WASTE REDUCTION WEEK AT ABERDEEN! Please send litterless lunches!

 

Monday October 16:

*Hansport Aberdeen Online Orders due

*PURDY’s School Fundraiser begins

*Montessori year 1/2/3 to McQueen Lake

*Pumpkin Patch Field Trip for all 4 Kindergarten classes 

 

Tuesday October 17:

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

 

Wednesday October 18:

*Mr. Gagnon’s class to McQueen Lake Day 1

*TAKE ME OUTSIDE DAY 2023

*Earthquake Drill 10:20 am 

*Grade 6 IMMUNIZATION PACKAGES need to be returned

 

Thursday October 19:

*Mr. Gagnon’s class to McQueen Lake Day 2

*PAC HOT LUNCH Moon Wok

 

Friday October 20:

*NO SCHOOL- NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

Volleyball League Begins!

Tuesdays- Boys Thursdays- Girls

 

IT IS THE BOOK FAIR ALL WEEK! Come support our Library!

 

Monday October 23:

*EARLY CLOSURE 12:41 *there is no bus pick up today. Parents must arrange for pick up at dismissal time

*Parent Teacher Interviews

*SCHOOL LIBRARY DAY IN CANADA

*D.E.A.R. Event at 11:00 am

*Book Fair 

 

Tuesday October 24:

*FVP Apples Delivered

*Book Fair 12:15 to 1/ 2:45 to 3:15 

*BOYS VOLLEYBALL  Aberdeen @ HOME vs. JUNIPER, BARRIERE and DALLAS

 

Wednesday October 25:

*COME READ WITH ME Grade 1 Parent Session 8:30-10:10 GYM then your child’s classroom

*Book Fair 12:15 to 1/ 2:45 to 3:15 

*Mr. Hine’s and Montessri 6’s to the Healthy Schools Forum at TCC all day

 

Thursday October 26:

*Book Fair 12:15 to 1/ 2:45 to 3:15 

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

*PAC HALLOWEEN DANCE 4- 7 pm *MUST COME WITH A CHAPERONE

~see attached poster 

*GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Aberdeen @ BEATTIE

 

Friday October 27:

*PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies 

*Grade 7 Hoodie Orders due

*Book Fair 12:15-1 

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday November 7th at 6:00 pm. Thanks to all the moms and dads that joined for our October meeting. 

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (As a school we had a busy but fun week! The kids have enjoyed the wonderful weather at lunch time! Beautiful fall days with a view at Aberdeen!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for Oct. 9-13, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for OCTOBER 9-13, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

Reminder MONDAY OCT.9 is NO SCHOOL. Aberdeen is closed for Thanksgiving Day.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Enjoy this time with your children. 

 

Please join me in welcoming Kyra Fisher to Aberdeen. Mrs. Fisher is our new Administrative Assistant replacing Mrs. Anderson for four hours a day. 

 

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER was posted to the website and emailed home September 29th. Return Pizza with the Principal forms by October 17th if you would like your child to have a chance to win lunch with the Principal. 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

1. Hansport Clothing Orders: Place all orders by Oct. 16. There will be samples for try on of sizes in the library on Wed. Oct. 11 with Janis Basran 2:40 to 3:15 pm. Here is the link again- https://aehighlandersfall23.itemorder.com/

 

2. Please refer to the email about Parent Teacher Interviews that teachers will have sent to you regarding Oct. 23 Early Closure Day. This email will come home October 3. 

 

3. RESENDING THIS INFORMATION AGAIN: CELL PHONE USE- Parents, Ms. Crawford and I are managing several incidents of cell phone use during the school day and before and afterschool. Pease know that your child can absolutely bring their phone to text you while on Van Horne Drive that they have arrived and they can text you once off school property that they are on their way home. We are presently managing children sneaking their devices into the bathrooms during break times which is unacceptable. Your children should not be contacting you during the day from their device. If they are, this is problematic for the staff and I. Your children are not to have their phones out while waiting to come in in the morning or afterschool while on the school grounds. Please have a discussion with your student or it maybe the phone or device can just remain at home. Another option, if they are truly too tempted to take it out of their bag is to leave it with Ms. Crawford or I until the end of the day. 

4. Forms and Fees were due October 6- these are now overdue. Please return asap.

5. TRU OPEN HOUSE October 21, 2023. Please see the attached poster for a very fun and engaging opportunity for families at TRU!

6. ERASE BULLYING TOOL: Parents: Please remind your children about the ERASE BULLYING TOOL. If there’s something worrying you or your friends at school, let an adult know who can help resolve the situation.

The erase Report It tool is an easy way to send a message to your school or school district’s safe school coordinator, who will follow-up on the situation right away. They will also follow-up with you privately, if you provide your name.

Calling or Emailing Mrs. DeFehr or Ms. Crawford is always the best strategy to support our students, but sometimes children prefer to report more discretely. 

7. Grade 7 Parents- Class of 2024 Hoodie Order forms have come home. Orders are due by October 27th

8. Our School Fundraiser for PURDY’s Christmas will be sent home next week. Thanks for helping our school by getting your chocolates from us. 

 

 THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Fire Prevention Week

 

Monday October 9:

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this day with friends and family. Aberdeen closed.

 

Tuesday October 10:

*ART STARTS Performance K-3 Will Jams 9:00

 

Wednesday October 11:

*Grade One Parents to have RSVP’d for Come Read with Me Event- this will be in the gym Oct. 25

*Pumpkin Patch Field trip- Perren and Bale/Rymer classes

*Hansport Sizing Samples in the library 2:40 to 3:15 with Janis 

*Dallas District Cross Country run 

 

Thursday October 12:

*Lifetouch Photo Day

 

Friday October 13:

*PAC Hot Lunch Booster Juice

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

WASTE REDUCTION WEEK AT ABERDEEN!

 

Monday October 16:

*Hansport Aberdeen Online Orders due

*PURDY’s School Fundraiser begins

*Montessori year 1/2/3 to McQueen Lake

*Pumpkin Patch Field Trip for all 4 Kindergarten classes 

 

Tuesday October 17:

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

 

Wednesday October 18:

*Mr. Gagnon’s class to McQueen Lake Day 1

*TAKE ME OUTSIDE DAY 2023

*Earthquake Drill 10:20 am 

 

Thursday October 19:

*Mr. Gagnon’s class to McQueen Lake Day 2

*PAC HOT LUNCH Moon Wok

 

Friday October 20:

*NO SCHOOL- NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our next PAC Meeting will be Tuesday November 7th at 6:00 pm. Thanks to all the moms and dads that joined for our October meeting. 

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Grateful to be the Principal of 507 wonderful children this Thanksgiving.)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for October 2-6, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for OCTOBER 2-6, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

Parents of our new Gr. ¾ Division please note:

 

WE HAVE OFFICIALLY MOVED INTO OUR Grade 3/4 PORTABLE #5! The children are really enjoying their brand new space.

 

Reminder MONDAY OCT.2 is NO SCHOOL. Aberdeen is closed for Truth and Reconciliation Day being observed on Saturday September 30th

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

1.Please look at the attachment to go to the Pumpkin Patch at Privato as a family opportunity. This is a fundraiser for our school as you will see by using CODE ABERDEEN. Special thanks to one of our Aberdeen families who is affiliated with the winery for setting this up for our PAC and school. 

2. Ensure you have registered for KEV School Cash Online to pay school supply fees and field trips this coming year. 

3. Ensure you have registered for MUNCHALUNCH to order PAC Hot Lunch on Fridays in advance of their delivery date. Instructions were emailed home and are posted to the website. 

HOW TO REGISTER:

1) Go to: https://munchalunch.com/schools/AberdeenKamloops

 

If you ever have questions about Hot Lunch here is the email to use:

 aberdeenelementaryhotlunch@gmail.com

 

4. All FORMS documents due back by October 6. 

5. If you do not have a CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK completed and want to assist in classroom or go on field trips please visit out website to start that process so you are prepared for the calendar year and all events.

6. Hansport Clothing Orders: As per the stand alone email on Hansport Orders please place all orders by Oct. 16. We are hoping to have a try on session for sizes if we can get the samples in short order. Here is the link again- https://aehighlandersfall23.itemorder.com/

 

7. Please refer to the email about Parent Teacher Interviews that teachers will have sent to you regarding Oct. 23 Early Closure Day. This email will come home October 3. 

8. Please see the attached poster for the ROOTS OF EMPATHY program. We are looking for a baby in our community to be a part of this program. 

9. CELL PHONE USE- Parents, Ms. Crawford and I are managing several incidents of cell phone use during the school day and before and afterschool. Pease know that your child can absolutely bring their phone to text you while on Van Horne Drive that they have arrived and they can text you once off school property that they are on their way home. We are presently managing children sneaking their devices into the bathrooms during break times which is unacceptable. Your children should not be contacting you during the day from their device. If they are, this is problematic for the staff and I. Your children are not to have their phones out while waiting to come in in the morning or afterschool while on the school grounds. Please have a discussion with your student or it maybe the phone or device can just remain at home. Another option, if they are truly too tempted to take it out of their bag is to leave it with Ms. Crawford or I until the end of the day. 

10. BOYS VOLLEYBALL- Sadly, we are not going to be able to put teams into the School District Volleyball League this year as Ms. Crawford has no coaches for the boys. We have to complete our district form for our teams by next week. If you would be willing to coach please contact kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

11. TRU OPEN HOUSE October 21, 2023. Please see the attached poster for a very fun and engaging opportunity for families at TRU!

 

 

 THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

HAPPY OCTOBER!

Grade 4 and 7 Students begin writing their FSA Assessments 

Foundation Skills Assessment

The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is an annual assessment of students' literacy and numeracy skills. FSA is B.C.’s earliest provincial indicator of student performance and provides strong evidence of future student achievement. The FSA is the first time a student writes a provincial assessment.

The purpose of the FSA is to:

  • Provide system level information on student performance
  • Provide districts and schools with information on student performance.
  • Support decision making (interventions, planning, resource allocation, curriculum, policy, research)

Read more about FSA administration

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

 

Monday October 2:

*NO SCHOOL DUE TO TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY

 

Tuesday October 3:

*WildSafe Presentations for many classes

*Teachers will send communication about Parent Teacher Interviews

*FVP Bartlett Pears delivered

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm

 

Wednesday October 4:

*Kindergarten Bus Supervision Presentation 8:45 am

*Vision Screening for Grade 3 and 6

 

Thursday October 5:

*WORLD TEACHER’s DAY

*Wildsafe Presentations Day 2

 

Friday October 6:

*PLAID DAY Spirit Day

*PAC Hot Lunch White Spot

*Wildsafe Presentations Day 3

*ALL SCHOOL FEES AND FORMS DUE

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Fire Prevention Week

 

Monday October 9:

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this day with friends and family. Aberdeen closed.

 

Tuesday October 10:

*ART STARTS Performance K-3 Will James 9:00

 

Wednesday October 11:

*Grade One Parents to have RSVP’d for Come Read with Me Event- this will be in the gym

 

Thursday October 12:

*Lifetouch Photo Day

 

Friday October 13:

*PAC Hot Lunch Booster Juice

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our First PAC Meeting for this year will be Tuesday October 3 at 6:00 pm. As the principal, I give a report at each of the meetings and the PAC executive reports out on all of its business each month. 

 

NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS- WE MOST DEFINITELY NEED PARENT SUPPORT FOR NOON HOUR! Parents are needed to support us with reminding about personal space and safety. If you can help even one day a week please contact Vice Principal Kristen Crawford kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

 

The more adults outside the better from 12:10-1:10.

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (And just like that September is done! What a great first month we had. Thank you parents for your continued support. You help make our school fabulous.)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE FOR September 25-29, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for SEPTEMBER 25-29, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

Parents of our new Gr. ¾ Division please note we are:

 

  1. The Contractor has been working on the stairs and the ramp this week. We are getting close- next…FURNITURE!
  2. Mr. Dillon started on Wednesday and he is loving his new class. 
  3. Art McDonald, Director of Facilities, was contacted Friday so that he could send his team to do the inspection needed on the portable and let me know what day the class can move into the new space. He will get back to me Monday Sept. 25th

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

1.Please look at the attachment to go to the Pumpkin Patch at Privato as a family opportunity. This is a fundraiser for our school as you will see by using CODE ABERDEEN. Special thanks to one of our Aberdeen families who is affiliated with the winery for setting this up for our PAC and school. 

2. Ensure you have registered for KEV School Cash Online to pay school supply fees and field trips this coming year. 

3. Ensure you have registered for MUNCHALUNCH to order PAC Hot Lunch on Fridays in advance of their delivery date. Instructions were emailed home and are posted to the website. 

HOW TO REGISTER:

1) Go to: https://munchalunch.com/schools/AberdeenKamloops

 

If you ever have questions about Hot Lunch here is the email to use:

 aberdeenelementaryhotlunch@gmail.com

 

4. Lots of paperwork was sent home with your child this week, thanks for returning it quickly. Please ensure all information on the Verification Form is correct. Please refer to Mrs. Anderson’s email she sent home explaining all the paper work. All documents due back by October 6. 

5.  *If you do not have a CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK completed and want to assist in classroom or go on field trips please visit out website to start that process so you are prepared for the calendar year and all events

6. Mrs. DeFehr is working with Hansport to get our ABERDEEN CLOTHING order store up and running for 2023-2024. Every Friday is Spirit Day at our school and staff and students are encouraged to wear school colors or logo attire to show their Aberdeen pride.When the clothing store is live the link will be sent to parents. 

7. Parents please note there was a mistake in the SEPTEMBER newsletter than I need to correct regarding INTERIM REPORT CARDS. Interim report cards are NOT MANDATORY with the NEW REPORTING ORDER. Teachers must send 3 report cards in December, March and June. Our Open House in April then counts as an “Informal” method of Communicating Student Learning. Teachers will need to communicate in another format throughout the year- possibly an in person meeting like Parent Teacher Interviews, student led conferences, emails with you or phone calls in the course of the school year. Some teachers may still choose to send an Interim, but all parents will not be getting this on November 1 and February 1 as first advertised. We must now follow the Ministry Guidelines for Reporting effective immediately. 

 

 THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday September 25:

*Non Instructional Day- No School for Students

 

FSA ORIENTATION WEEK FOR Grade 4 and 7

Truth And Reconciliation Week 

DEWRS SURVEY for Grades 4/5/6/7 opens

 

Tuesday September 26:

*COME READ with ME Information home to Gr. 1 Parents

 

Wednesday September 27:

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

*RLC Cliff Weathermon Run 

 

Thursday September 28:

*Lockdown Practice #2  

*Montessori Classes to Cinderella Play 9:30-12

 

Friday September 29:

*Kindergarten parents to complete CHEQ (K teachers will remind)

*Firedrill #3

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senor Froggies

*Wear Orange for Orange Shirt Day

 

 COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

HAPPY OCTOBER!

Grade 4 and 7 Students begin writing their FSA Assessments 

 

Monday October 2:

*NO SCHOOL DUE TO TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY

 

Tuesday October 3:

*WildSafe Presentations for many classes

*FVP Bartlett Pears delivered

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm

 

Wednesday October 4:

*Kindergarten Bus Supervision Presentation 8:45 am

*Vision Screening for Grade 3 and 6

 

Thursday October 5:

*WORLD TEACHER’s DAY

*Wildsafe Presentations Day 2

 

Friday October 6:

*PLAID DAY Spirit Day

*PAC Hot Lunch White Spot

*Wildsafe Presentations Day 3

*ALL SCHOOL FEES AND FORMS DUE

 

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our First PAC Meeting for this year will be Tuesday October 3 at 6:00 pm. Please save the date to be a part of this. As the principal, I give a report at each of the meetings and the PAC executive reports out on all of its business each month. 

 

NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS- WE MOST DEFINITELY NEED PARENT SUPPORT FOR NOON HOUR! Parents are needed to support us with reminding about personal space and safety. If you can help even one day a week please contact Vice Principal Kristen Crawford kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

 

The more adults outside the better from 12:10-1:10.

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (I was so proud of our students as they ran the Terry Fox Run today! The excitement and energy in Terry’s honor was outstanding.)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update September 18-22, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for SEPTEMBER 18-22, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

HAPPY FIRST FULL WEEK OF SCHOOL FOR 2023-2024!  

Thank you parents for your support this week as kids started in their new divisions. I commend you parents for your top notch navigation of supporting your children through this change and reinforcing that classrooms and teachers at Aberdeen are all wonderful places to be. 

 

Parents of our new Gr. ¾ Division please note we are:

  1. Hoping the contractor builds the stairs and the ramp this week on the portable.
  2. Furniture that is waiting at Maintenance can be delivered as soon as stairs are in.
  3. The job posting for this position closes on Tuesday Sept. 19 and we hope to hear swiftly after this who the teacher is for the class. Mrs. Clark has done a remarkable job these past few days. 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

  1. THE PAC WELCOME BACK BBQ is 2:30 to 4 on THURS. SEPT. 21 

SIGN UP BELOW TO BE A VOLUNTEER TO HELP! The PAC still needs your help to make this event a success. 


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We will be open from 2:30-4. Hot dogs, juice, chips and freezies available free on behave of the PAC! Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and mix and mingle. 

 

2. Ensure you have registered for KEV School Cash Online to pay school supply fees. Communication has come home this week from the school in paper form and also from the School Board Office about fees this year. 

3. Ensure you have registered for MUNCHALUNCH to order PAC Hot Lunch on Fridays in advance of their delivery date. Instructions were emailed home and are posted to the website. 

HOW TO REGISTER:

1) Go to: https://munchalunch.com/schools/AberdeenKamloops

 

If you ever have questions about Hot Lunch here is the email to use:

 aberdeenelementaryhotlunch@gmail.com

 

4. Cross Country Run Team Parents please ensure you have returned your permission forms for your child. We did open this up to our Grade 3 students this week. 

5. Pizza with the Principal forms are due back Sept. 20

6. Lots of paperwork was sent home with your child this week, thanks for returning it quickly. Please ensure all information on the Verification Form is correct. Please refer to Mrs. Anderson’s email she sent home explaining all the paper work.

7. Return the Walking Permission form for the year by Sept. 20. 

 

8. *If you do not have a CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK completed and want to assist in classroom or go on field trips please visit out website to start that process so you are prepared for the calendar year and all events

9. TWOONIES FOR TERRY! Please send a donation this week. Teachers will collect in the classrooms all week with classroom runs happening on Friday Sept. 22. 

10. Mrs. DeFehr is working with Hansport to get our ABERDEEN CLOTHING order store up and running for 2023-2024. Every Friday is Spirit Day at our school and staff and students are encouraged to wear school colors or logo attire to show their Aberdeen pride.When the clothing store is live the link will be sent to parents. 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

   

Monday September 18:

*Lockdown Practice #1

*4 TRU Students starting practicums on Mondays with Hatch and Torres

 

Tuesday September 19:

*FVP Plums delivered

 

Wednesday September 20:

*Walking Permission Forms due

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

*OLPH Cross Country Run 

 

Thursday September 21:

*Montessori Peace Day

*PAC WELCOME BACK BBQ 2:30-4

*Torres, Gagnon and Kopper’s classes making Indigenous Baskets Day 1

 

Friday September 22:

*PAC Hot Lunch Pizza Now

*TERRY FOX RUN- send donations to the office

*Torres, Gagnon and Kopper’s classes making Indigenous Baskets Day 2

*Aboriginal Consent Letters due

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday September 25:

*Non Instructional Day- No School for Students

 

FSA ORIENTATION WEEK FOR Grade 4 and 7

Truth And Reconciliation Week 

DEWRS SURVEY for Grades 4/5/6/7 opens

 

Tuesday September 26:

*COME READ with ME Information home to Gr. 1 Parents

 

Wednesday September 27:

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

*RLC Cliff Weathermon Run 

 

Thursday September 28:

*Lockdown Practice #2  

*Montessori Classes to Cinderella Play 9:30-12

 

Friday September 29:

*Kindergarten parents to complete CHEQ (K teachers will remind)

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senor Froggies

*Wear Orange for Orange Shirt Day

 

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our First PAC Meeting for this year will be Tuesday October 3 at 6:00 pm. Please save the date to be a part of this. As the principal, I give a report at each of the meetings and the PAC executive reports out on all of its business each month. 

 

NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS- WE MOST DEFINITELY NEED PARENT SUPPORT FOR NOON HOUR! Parents are needed to support us with reminding about personal space and safety. If you can help even one day a week please contact Vice Principal Kristen Crawford kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

 

The more adults outside the better from 12:10-1:10.

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (Thank you for sending us your delightful children each day!It has been wonderful reconnecting with them and getting all the hugs and high fives.)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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Aberdeen PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for September 11-15, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for SEPTEMBER 11-15, 2023

 

 

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HAPPY FIRST FULL WEEK OF SCHOOL FOR 2023-2024!  

Thank you parents for your support this week as kids returned to last year’s classes. I am looking forward to next week when Assistant Superintendent Reilly confirms our next steps as a school. The registrations kept coming all week! 

 

ACTIONS REQUIRED: 

 1.The September Newsletter was emailed home last week and was filled with all dates and important information about school start up. 

2. Ensure you have registered for KEV School Cash Online to pay school supply fees. (more information to come on school fees soon)

3. Ensure you have registered for MUNCHALUNCH to order PAC Hot Lunch on Fridays in advance of their delivery date.

4. Thank you for using the DROP OFF ZONE as a true drop off. Parents are never to park their car in that location. Thanks for trying to leave it clear. We are on a bus route and City Transit needs to be able to get through with ease. 

5. Check your email Tuesday September 12 as the goal is to email parents promptly afterschool to let you know your child’s placement for 2023-2024. You will receive an email from your child’s new teacher and they will give specifics of where to line up and meet on Wednesday morning. 

6. Once all paperwork is sent home with your child, thanks for returning it quickly. 

7. Next week you will get a Walking Permission form for the year. Please prioritize returning this when you get it. Montessori classes have already had these sent home

8. *If you do not have a CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK completed and want to assist in classroom or go on field trips please visit out website to start that process so you are prepared for the calendar year and all events

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

  

*Return Pizza with the Principal forms for a chance to have Pizza with the Principal to the yellow bin in the hallway by the office! This came home in the SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER. 

 

 Monday September 11

*First full week school

*Gradual Entry continues for Kindergarten students

*Aboriginal learners have been sent home with a Consent letter. Parents are to return this by September 22nd. 

 

Tuesday September 12

*Parent email about class placement to come home- please check your JUNK folder especially if you have a Hotmail account. 

 

Wednesday September 13

*Classes begin for 2023-2024

*Kindergarten students start full days

 

Thursday September 14- no school wide events

 

 Friday September 15

*Wear school colors- Black and Green

*Second Fire Drill

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

Monday September 18:

*Lockdown Practice #1

 

Tuesday September 19:

*FVP Plums delivered

 

Wednesday September 20:

*Walking Permission Forms due

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

 

Thursday September 21:

*Montessori Peace Day

*PAC WELCOME BACK BBQ

 

Friday September 22:

*PAC Hot Lunch Pizza Now

*TERRY FOX RUN- send donations to the office

*Aboriginal Consent Letters due

 

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our First PAC Meeting for this year will be Tuesday October 3 at 6:00 pm. Please save the date to be a part of this. As the principal, I give a report at each of the meetings and the PAC executive reports out on all of its business each month. 

 

NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS- WE MOST DEFINITELY NEED PARENT SUPPORT FOR NOON HOUR! Parents are needed to support us with reminding about personal space and safety. If you can help even one day a week please contact Vice Principal Kristen Crawford kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

 

The more adults outside the better from 12:10-1:10.

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (This week we learned our hashtag in signing form. Ask your child to show you! Extremely proud Principal of 506 students!)

 #havecourageandbekind

 

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WELCOME TO THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR! WELCOME BACK TO ABERDEEN ELEMENTARY!

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for SEPTEMBER 5-8, 2023

 

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HAPPY FIRST  WEEK OF SCHOOL FOR 2023-2024!  

Parents/Guardians, 

 

Here we are…the last weekend of summer! Aberdeen Elementary administration and staff are so excited to see all the kids back. We hope summer was filled with lots of fun, friends, and family. I know the fires in our province have impacted many of your July and August plans and I know many in our own catchment were under Evacuation Order in July. 

 

We are thrilled to be welcoming back your children. 

I send an update every weekend and will also post this information to the Aberdeen website as well. Be sure to subscribe to our website. Instructions will come home in our September newsletter next week. If you are on Twitter or Instagram be sure to give us a follow TWITTER: @AberdeenElem INSTAGRAM: @aberdeen_elementary

 

A huge welcome back to you all and of course a special welcome to all of our new families joining us at our school. This year we have had a lot of new registrations once again! People are hearing Kamloops is a great place to live and that Aberdeen is pretty amazing too! It has been exciting in the office to meet all the new families. 

 

Here are our 2023-2024 School Wide Themes:

 WE ARE: #teamaberdeen

 

 Our 2023-2024 Hashtag: #havecourageandbekind

 

Our 2023-2024 Mantra: YOU BELONG

 

Our 2023-2024 Growth Mindset Focus: I CAN DO MATH

 

Our 2023-2024 SPIRALS OF INQUIRY FOCUS: Designing for Numeracy and Belonging

 

Our 2023-2024 Code of Conduct remains the same: R. oa R.S. We demonstrate the following: BE A RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE STUDENT. 

 

We use our W.I.T.S when dealing with problems- WALK AWAY, IGNORE, TALK IT OUT, SEEK HELP

 

Staffing Changes: The final staff roster will be communicated to you in the September Newsletter coming home on Tuesday. We have had lots of staff additions to our roster and all that are new to our school are excited to join Team Aberdeen. 

 

For those families that take the bus. Please see below for information about BUS times for the first day of school. 

BUS SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5 is as follows:

In the morning the buses should be arriving as follows:

 

  • 20732 from Stump Lake @ 9:58am
  • 21739 from Long Lake @ 9:48am

 

In the afternoon with the dismissal 2½ hrs early, the buses should be at Aberdeen to pick up the students at the following times:

 

  • 20732 @ approx. 12:30pm going to Stump Lake
  • 21739 @ approx. 12:45pm going to Long Lake 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THE PLAN FOR FINDING OUT YOUR CHILD’S CLASS PLACEMENT: On Tuesday September 5th all children return to last year’s teacher’s classroom. The children will return to this same classroom on Wednesday September 6th for sure and likely Thursday September 7th.  We are REALLY hoping to get the children in their new classrooms as soon as possible and in the first week if we can do it!

 

Please note that that MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF CHOICE classes will be in their new divisions on Wednesday September 6th. The teachers will internally move the children and then follow up with an email to their families Wednesday night letting you know that they are in their class for the 2023-2024 school year. Grade 6’s (now 7’s) will also move to PORTABLE 3 to join other neighbourhood students until final class placements are confirmed. 

 

Students leaving Montessori that confirmed last Spring this was their choice, will be moved to a grade group of same age peers in the Neighbourhood program on Wednesday. Those students moving into Montessori from Neighbourhood will also move Wednesday to their new Montessori classroom. 

 

Don’t forget to come take a First Day of School Photo using the ABERDEEN  FRAME! Many of you used this in June for the Last Day of School, now you need to capture the FIRST DAY! I have attached a photo for reference. 

 

Many will recognize their teacher and classmates of course and all classes are in the same line up locations. Due to the shuffling of some staff and the grades they are choosing to teach, children will stay for the morning of Tuesday September 5th with their last year’s teacher until dismissal at 12:00. 

Please just unsure your child is at their LAST YEAR’s LINE UP SPOT. A new Aberdeen face may greet them but they will be with their same peers. 

Grade 1’s (last year’s K’s) need to meet in their same line up on Wednesday Sept. 6 even though a new teacher will greet them and take them to their classroom. K teachers start to meet all the new 2023-2024 Kinders on Wednesday and so the now grade one’s need to be taught be alternate staff. Grade One Parents please just go to the same door you did on Tuesday and one of my amazing staff will be there to receive them at drop off time and dismissal time. 

 

NEW STUDENTS enter through the Front Door Entrance and report to the library. The staff will then take the new students to a grade grouping where they can intermix with same age peers until we move to permanent class placements. They should report back to this same teacher on Wednesday morning arrival time. 

  

Fingers crossed by the end of the week, you can expect an email from your new teacher letting you know your child is placed with them and a welcome. I promise our goal is to do this as quickly as we can. We are very hopeful for a 24th division but Assistant Superintendent Grant Reilly has to see what our enrollment looks like next week and then has to go to the Board of Education to request another teacher. It is a bit of a process. As the principal, I have prepared the school for both 23 divisions and 24 divisions so we are ready as soon as Mr. Reilly lets me know how we are to proceed. I hope you can appreciate this decision is out of my control. 

 

Once we know our division total and registrations confirmed, your teacher will introduce themselves, tell you where to line up and any other important details for your child’s first day with their new teacher and division. Thank you for understanding that this will be the most streamlined way for parents to get their information and you will also have it in writing which is important. 

 

Unfortunately, this is not the year to book meetings with me about class placements. Due to all the new registrations our space in the school is limited and requesting changes from classes is not always viable. I honestly do not have room in classrooms to just add more children. If parents feel strongly about a placement, I will be booking meetings the week of September 11th. I will be happy to meet with you when I can that week to ensure we have a conversation so that I can hear your concerns or make note for a potential lateral switch(another parent is seeking a change and the two of you could swap division) or  future placement. Many of you did as I asked and that was complete a PINK PARENT INPUT FORM last May. We tried very hard to honor those requests. More information about Class Placements will be in my newsletter on Tuesday as well. We are just very full in several of our classes which makes it complicated and we have Class Size and Composition language in the Collective Agreement we must adhere to. 

 

As I mentioned, staffing changes will be made public on Tuesday in the newsletter. While the newsletter is long (get a beverage- you will need it to read it), it is filled with everything I deem necessary for a new school year. I really want you to know as much as you can and of course parents new to the school really need to understand all aspects. 

 

Those parents with HOTMAIL accounts should consider changing their emails as time and time again those with challenges have a Hotmail account. (sorry!) Please use a Gmail, Telus or Shaw account to receive our school email messages. 

 

HERE ARE THE UPDATES for the FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL for 2023:

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday September 4:

 

Labour Day- Aberdeen closed

 

 Tuesday September 5: 

 

All students return to LAST YEAR’s teacher for line up at 10:30 am. Student remain all morning with last year’s teacher.

 

 All families new to ABERDEEN come to main entrance and report to the library

 

KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES- Please refer to your GRADUAL ENTRY SCHEDULE. Kindergarten students DO NOT ATTEND Tues. September 5.

 

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER will be emailed home. 

 

Wednesday September 6:

Students report to last year’s teacher’s classroom again for attendance.

 

 Gr. 1-7 Students have a Welcome Back Assembly at 10:15 to kick off the new school year!

 

Thursday September 7:

Students report to last year’s teacher’s classroom again for attendance.

*Hopefully this is the last day for this but we could still be in last year’s classes on Friday too. 

No school wide events

 

 Friday September 8:

First day in New Divisions! *fingers crossed- it is possible this won’t be possible, but I am going to cross my fingers and toes.

First Fire Drill is today for our students in the afternoon. 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

*Return Pizza with the Principal forms for a chance to have Pizza with the Principal to the yellow bin in the hallway by the office! This will come home in the SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER. 

 

 Monday September 11

*First full week school

*Gradual Entry continues for Kindergarten students

*Aboriginal learners will be sent home with a Consent letter. Parents are to return this by September 22nd. 

 

 Tuesday September 12- no school wide events

 

Wednesday September 13-Kindergarten students start full days

 

Thursday September 14- no school wide events

 

 Friday September 15- Second Fire Drill

 

ALL PARENTS ARE MEMBERS OF OUR PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

Our First PAC Meeting for this year will be Tuesday October 3 at 6:00 pm. Please save the date to be a part of this. As the principal, I give a report at each of the meetings and the PAC executive reports out on all of its business each month. 

 

NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS- WE MOST DEFINITELY NEED PARENT SUPPORT FOR NOON HOUR! Parents are needed to support us with reminding about personal space and safety. If you can help even one day a week please contact Vice Principal Kristen Crawford kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

 

The more adults outside the better from 12:10-1:10.

 

HAPPY LONG WEEKEND!

 

 Respectfully,

 

Mrs. DeFehr (A principal that is so excited to see all of your children again very soon! 2023-2024 is going to be amazing!)

 

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LAST ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE FOR 2022-2023 YEAR!

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for June 26-30, 2023

 

 

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HAPPY LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL FOR 2022-2023!  WE DID IT!

 

Thank you so much for all your support in my first 9 months as your Principal. It has been wonderful getting to know your delightful children. Hard to believe summer vacation is here!

 

REMEMBER ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL to COME GET A PHOTO WITH THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SIGN- the grades will be available to stick on for your child’s grade level.

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

 

  1. Please encourage your child to check the LOST AND FOUND! All items will be donated after June 29th and it is SO FULL!

 

  1. A reminder parents that JUNE REPORT CARDS are published to the MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL. To access your child’s report card please contact Stacey Flynn sflynn@sd73.bc.ca  in the coming days to ensure you have your password set up. This is the same process as in January. 

 

  1. Grade 7 Parents- We will see you soon! - TUES. JUNE 27 at 1:15 for your child’s GRADE 7 MOVING ON CEREMONY in the gym. All parents, grandparents etc welcome! Doors open at 12:30. 

 

  1. We have 1 CEA position left to fill but all of our teaching assignments are now filled. We are so excited to welcome our new staff to Team Aberdeen. 

 

  1. Parents please know that I will communicate with you Friday September 1 in my next communication for the 2023-2024 School Year. Please know that I have already told the staff that children will be reporting to LAST YEAR’s teacher/classroom for the first day on Tuesday September 5th. Depending on enrollment pressures over summer we may need to be in last year’s class for a couple days but my goal is New Classes ASAP! We are very organized as a staff for September already with class placements. 

 

  1. If you happen to have any neighours move in with children over the summer can you please help me by having them reach out to cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca to let me know they have moved into our catchment. I would prefer to hear from new families in July and August then be surprised in September. We are SO full with limited spaces that I would prefer to register them over summer. I will check my email frequently. 

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THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN ELEMENTARY:

 

OUR LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

Monday June 26:

*Primary Fun Day AM

 

Tuesday June 27:

*Mrs. Clark/Salewich’s class to Aberdeen Firehall 10:30 am

*Isobel Lake: Mrs. Marsh and Kruisselbrink’s class

*Grade 7 Moving On Ceremony 1:15 

 

Wednesday June 28:

*Summer Reading Program TNRD Sessions PM in the gym- Primary 1:20 and Intermediate at 2:05

*Disc Golf Mr. Hine’s class 12:00 

 

Thursday June 29:

*Special Gathering at 9:30 am in the gym- This is just a staff and student event. 

*Year End Assembly 10:30- This is just a staff and student event. 

*Lockers cleaned/and lost and found checked

*Dismissal 12:41 

 

Friday June 30:

*No school for students

*Administration Day for teachers

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER! Enjoy this time with your children!)

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for JUNE 19-23, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for June 19-23, 2023

 

 

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all the ABERDEEN DADS! 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

 

  1. Please encourage your child to check the LOST AND FOUND! All items will be donated after June 29th and it is SO FULL!

 

  1. A reminder parents that JUNE REPORT CARDS are published to the MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL. To access your child’s report card please contact Stacey Flynn sflynn@sd73.bc.ca  in the coming days to ensure you have your password set up. This is the same process as in January. 

 

  1. Grade 7 Parents- PLEASE Save the Date- TUES. JUNE 27 at 1:15 for your child’s GRADE 7 MOVING ON CEREMONY in the gym. All parents, grandparents etc welcome!

 

  1. STAFFING UPDATES: As promised, here are the further staffing changes at Aberdeen Elementary as of June 16, 2023

 

WELCOME TO:

Heather Graffunder- Successful in staying- Primary Prep 

Eliza Beaudry- Successful in staying- Montessori Year 1/2/3

Julie Rymer- Gr. 1/2 Thurs/Fridays

Karen Baker- Library Assistant

Demetries Moutsos- Daytime Custodian

     Deanna Selver CEA *staying

     Kylie Blenkhorn CEA *staying

    Jodi Tilburt CEA *staying

    Allison Gestle CEA

    Raquel Santos CEA

    Jenna Van De Leest CEA

    Tracy Van Damme CEA *should be returning in September 

 

     ADDITIONAL STAFF LEAVING:

     Joanne Stafford: Gr. 2/3 French Immersion LGES 

Wendy Cachelin: Library Assistant to McGowan/Summit

Kuljinder Khabra- Daytime Custodian 

     Leah Benoit CEA- moving to Beattie Elem.

     Terri Rowand CEA - moving to Dufferin Elem. 

     Clayton Webber CEA- moving to McGowan Park Elem. 

     Alana Milne CEA- moving to Beattie Elem. 

     Courtney Schroth CEA-  Returning to Relief

     Kuljinder Khabra Evening Custodian- moving to Parkcrest Elem.

    Wendy Cachelin Library Assistant- moving to McGowan Park/Summit Elem. 

    Ed Lalonde Term Certain Custodian- term ends at Aberdeen Monday June 19th

    Congratulations to all!

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THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN ELEMENTARY:

CBIEP meetings continue with Ms. Crawford 

 

Monday June 19:

*K and K/1 Classes to Wildlife Park

*3 Montessori Year 1/2/3 Classes to Riverside Park

*2 Montessori Year 4/5/6 Classes to McQueen Lake 

*Mr. Hine and some AHL Hockey Players to PAC WAY 11:30-2:30

*Mrs. Donas’ class to Robbin’s Range Heritage School

*Mr. Powrie and Mrs. Clarke being presented with the OWL Award at 7 pm HGEC

 

Tuesday June 20:

*Thank you to the PAC that is providing a Thank you Lunch for the staff at Aberdeen

 

Wednesday June 21:

*National Indigenous Day(wear black, white, red or yellow)

*Gr. 7 Classes leave for Eagle Bay today!

 

Thursday June 22:

*Gr. 7’s Eagle Bay Day 2

*Mrs. Bale’s Class to Robbin’s Range Heritage School

*Kindergarten classes/ K/1 Class Family Picnic 11-12 upper field

 

Friday June 23:

*Gr.7 Classes back from Eagle Bay

*PAC Hot Lunch Booster Juice

*Spirit Day- BEACH VIBES! All the sunhats and sunglasses today!

*Mr. Hine’s Class swimming PM 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

OUR LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

Monday June 26:

*Primary Fun Day AM

 

Tuesday June 27:

*Mrs. Clark/Salewich’s class to Aberdeen Firehall 10:30 am

*Isobel Lake: Mrs. Marsh and Kruisselbrink’s class

*Grade 7 Moving On Ceremony 1:15 

 

Wednesday June 28:

*Summer Reading Program TNRD Sessions PM in the gym- Primary 1:20 and Intermediate at 2:05

 

Thursday June 29:

*Special Gathering at 9:30 am Upper field

*Year End Assembly 10:15 load gym

*Lockers cleaned/and lost and found checked

*Dismissal 12:41 

Friday June 30:

*No school for students

*Administration Day for teachers

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (REMEMBER ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL to COME GET A PHOTO WITH THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SIGN- the grades will be available to stick on for your child’s grade level.)

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update June 12-16, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for June 12-16, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

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ACTION ITEMS:

 

 

  1. Freezie Friday: This is a fundraiser for the Gr. 7’s for their Moving On Celebrations. Bring $2!  Freezie Friday- LAST ONE- June 16th

 

  1. Please encourage your child to check the LOST AND FOUND! All items will be donated at the end of June and it is SO FULL!

 

  1. LAST CALL: Parents who were given packages for the SUMMER READING AND MATH PROGRAMS need to return those Mon. June 12 9 am. 

 

  1. STAFFING UPDATES: Since my June Newsletter the following updates have happened with regards to staff leaving and staff coming to Aberdeen:

 

WELCOME TO:

Teena Mangan- LART

Shalome Cowley- MUSIC/ART/DRAMA PREP

Maaike Kopper- GR. 7/BAND

Kelsey Woodley- Successful in staying- Montessori Year 4/5/6

 

Allison Gestle- CEA 

Raquel Santos- CEA

 

ADDITIONAL STAFF LEAVING:

Stacey Kaczur- District Numeracy Resource Teacher HGEC

Jo Stafford- Gr. 2/3 Lloyd George

Leah Benoit- CEA at Beattie

Terri Rowand- CEA at Dufferin

 

We are still waiting to hear about many of our CEA’s and Teaching Staff positions.

I will continue to update parents in these final weeks as staffing is confirmed. Congratulations to all!

 

  1. https://www.tnrl.ca/programs-events/src/ Here is information for parents on the TNRD SUMMER READING PROGRAM for this summer. Worth checking out!
  2. Please spread the word that Ms. Clarke is retiring! Please join us for an OPEN HOUSE at our school Friday June 16 2:45 to 4 pm. Stop by and congratulate Tracy! (see attachment invitation)

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN ELEMENTARY:

CBIEP Reviews continue with Mrs. Jungheim

Monday June 12:

*Eureka Science for Montessori Year 1/2/3 Classes

*Donas’ class to McQueen Lake 

 

Tuesday June 13:

*Hatch’s class to Dufferin Wetlands

 

Wednesday June 14:

*Eureka Science for Marsh, Kaczur and Kruisselbrink Classes

*Mrs. Konkin’s Final Concert- outside for parents at 1:50 pm  for her primary classes

*District Pow Wow for Gr. 5 Students

 

Thursday June 15:

*Grade 7 Fine Arts Performance Student Body 10:30 am and Parents 6:00

 

Friday June 16:

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Work

*BLSC Field Trip- Marsh and Kruisselbrink 9 am 

*Grade 7 Freezie Fundraiser  2:45 

*Tracy Clarke Retirement Assembly 10:15 am  and Community Reception 2:45 pm 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

CBIEP meetings continue with Ms. Crawford 

 

Monday June 19:

*K and K/1 Classes to Wildlife Park

*3 Montessori Year 1/2/3 Classes to Riverside Park

*2 Montessori Year 4/5/6 Classes to McQueen Lake 

*Mr. Hine and some AHL Hockey Players to PAC WAY 11:30-2:30

*Mrs. Donas’ class to Robbin’s Range Heritage School

*Mr. Powrie and Mrs. Clarke being presented with the OWL Award at 7 pm HGEC

 

Tuesday June 20:

*Thank you to the PAC that is providing a Thank you Lunch for the staff at Aberdeen

 

Wednesday June 21:

*National Indigenous Day(wear black, white, red or yellow)

*Gr. 7 Classes leave for Eagle Bay today!

 

Thursday June 22:

*Gr. 7’s Eagle Bay Day 2

*Mrs. Bale’s Class to Robbin’s Range Heritage School

*Kindergarten classes/ K/1 Class Family Picnic 11-12 upper field

 

Friday June 23:

*Gr.7 Classes back from Eagle Bay

*PAC Hot Lunch Booster Juice

*Spirit Day- BEACH VIBES! All the sunhats and sunglasses today!

*Mr. Hine’s Class swimming PM 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

On behalf of the Aberdeen PAC, a huge thank you for all your support in the 2023-2024 school year! The fundraising dollars you have assisted with will be helping to transform the upper field! Wait until you see what the PAC has planned! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (14 school days! What a year we have had! We are thriving this June and we are so proud of our students!)

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for June 5-9, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for June 5-9, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

Thanks for packing hats and sunscreen with the warm weather!

Also, please ensure your child has a water bottle each day. If you can fill it with some ice they can then fill it with our water filtration systems and have nice cold water all day!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 
  1. TALENT SHOW THIS WEEK:

           School Performance: June 7th - 1:15pm

           Parent Performances: June 8th - 1:15 & 6:00pm Thanks to the PAC who is organizing Popcorn for the show!

 

  1. Freezie Friday: This is a fundraiser for the Gr. 7’s for their Moving On Celebrations. Bring $2!  Freezie Friday days are June 9th and June 16th

 

  1. Ice Cream Day Fundraiser Tuesday June 6th. Tricia's Treats Ice Cream Truck will be serving eight delicious flavors of

D Dutchmen Dairy Ice Cream.

Vanilla * Chocolate * Strawberry Cookies & Cream * Tiger Bubble Gum * Cotton Candy

Sea Salt Caramel Cheesecake

Non-Dairy option – Popsicle
Gluten Free option – Ice cream in a dish

EVERYTHING WILL BE NUT FREE

The PAC will be covering the cost of the ice cream for each student who has permission to have it, however any donations towards this event would be greatly appreciated.

  1. Please encourage your child to check the LOST AND FOUND! All items will be donated at the end of June and it is SO FULL!
  2. https://www.tnrl.ca/programs-events/src/ Here is information for parents on the TNRD SUMMER READING PROGRAM for this summer. Worth checking out!
  3. Please spread the word that Ms. Clarke is retiring! Please join us for an OPEN HOUSE at our school Friday June 16 2:45 to 4 pm. Stop by and congratulate Tracy! (see attachment invitation)
  4. Parents of students will CBIEPS- please a remember to sign up for your year end review as per email from Mrs. Ashley Moore.

If you are comfortable with receiving a paper or digital copy of the current Individual Education Plan and a copy of the data collected on the goals in lieu of a meeting, please respond to your child’s case manager and we will have that sent home for you. You would then have a chance to build next years CBIEP with the School Team in October.

If you would prefer a meeting, please use the links below to book a meeting with your child’s Case Manager.  We will be meeting again in the fall to build the CBIEP for the coming school year. 

Please Indicate in the comments if you are joining us virtually or in person.  For virtual meetings, please watch for a Teams link in your email. 

Ashley Moore – June 5th – 9th  

https://calendly.com/amoore-m2q/iep

Anika Jungheim – June 12th – 15th

https://calendly.com/amoore-m2q/iep-review-meeting-anika-jungheim 

Kristen Crawford – June 19th and 20th 

https://calendly.com/amoore-m2q/iep-review-meeting-kristen-crawford

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

CBIEP Reviews begin this week

Mon. June 5

*Hine’s Class to Cliffside Climbing 12:00

 

Tues. June 6:

*PAC ICECREAM DAY- thank you for emailing the teacher if you DID not want your child to have this treat or they have dietary needs taken care of*

*Gr. 7’s TOUR OF SKSS Leave at 11 am 

*PAC Meeting 6 pm AGM- Please join us!

 

Wed. June 7:

*Mrs. Stafford’s PE classes Rivers FC Soccer Session 10:10

*SAC Meeting 12:10 with Mrs. Stafford 

*TALENT SHOW – Student body only performance 1:15 pm

 

Thurs. June 8:

*Superintendent Dr. Rhonda Nixon visiting Aberdeen 8:45 to 10:15

*Gr. 6 IMMUNIZATION MAKE UPS for anyone that missed theirs on June 1***

*Mrs. Fortem’s K’s to the Aberdeen Firehall Station 7 10:45

*TALENT SHOW 1:15 and 6:00 for PARENT VIEWING Performances

 

Friday June 9:

*PAC Hot Lunch  Senor Frog’s Mexican 

*ART STARTS PERFORMANCE Gr. 4-7 Speed Control 9 am 

*TYE DYE Day! Spirit Day!

*Gr. 7 Freezie Friday Sale- Bring $2 for 2:45 pm 

*Montessori Year 1/2/3 Classes to the Robbin’s Range Heritage School 

*All student books need to be returned to the library

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

CBIEP Reviews continue

Monday June 12:

*Eureka Science for Montessori Year 1/2/3 Classes

*Donas’ class to McQueen Lake 

 

Tuesday June 13:

*Hatch’s class to Dufferin Wetlands

 

Wednesday June 14:

*Eureka Science for Marsh, Kaczur and Kruisselbrink Classes

*District Pow Wow for Gr. 5 Students

 

Thursday June 15:

*Grade 7 Fine Arts Performance Student Body 10:30 am and Parents 6:00

 

Friday June 16:

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Work

*BLSC Field Trip- Marsh and Kruisselbrink 9 am 

*Grade 7 Freezie Fundraiser  2:45 

*Tracy Clarke Retirement Assembly 10:15 am  and Community Reception 2:45 pm 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

THE PAC AGM June 6th at 6pm in the library or via zoom. Review of budget and establishing PAC board members for the 2023-2024 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Well June has arrived! 4 more weeks with your kiddos before a well deserved Summer Holiday! Thank you for all your support!)

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for May 29-June 2, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for May 29-June 2, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 
  1. TALENT SHOW UPDATES:

           School Performance: June 7th - 1:15pm

           Parent Performances: June 8th - 1:15 & 6:00pm Thanks to the PAC who is organizing Popcorn for the show!

 

  1. Freezie Friday: This is a fundraiser for the Gr. 7’s for their Moving On Celebrations. Bring $2!  Freezie Friday days are June 9th and June 16th
  2. COTTON CANDY Fundraiser $2 for the Gr. 7’s is Tuesday May 30 @ 2:45 
  3. Ice Cream Day Fundraiser Tuesday June 6th. Please read the email sent home on May 18th regarding REVERSE CONSENT for serving the children icecream on this day.

REVERSE CONSENT due by MAY 31- PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER IF YOU DO NOT  WISH FOR YOUR CHILD TO HAVE ANY OF THE OPTIONS LISTED BELOW. Please explain to your child that as your child's caregiver you will be opting out of this event. Please feel free to send an alternate snack for your child to have when the icecream is offered. 

Tricia's Treats Ice Cream Truck will be serving eight delicious flavors of

D Dutchmen Dairy Ice Cream.

Vanilla * Chocolate * Strawberry Cookies & Cream * Tiger Bubble Gum * Cotton Candy

Sea Salt Caramel Cheesecake

Non-Dairy option – Popsicle
Gluten Free option – Ice cream in a dish

EVERYTHING WILL BE NUT FREE

The PAC will be covering the cost of the ice cream for each student who has permission to have it, however any donations towards this event would be greatly appreciated.

  1. Please encourage your child to check the LOST AND FOUND! All items will be donated at the end of June and it is SO FULL!
  2. https://www.tnrl.ca/programs-events/src/ Here is information for parents on the TNRD SUMMER READING PROGRAM for this summer. Worth checking out!
  3. Parents of students will CBIEPS- please a remember to sign up for your year end review as per email from Mrs. Ashley Moore.

If you are comfortable with receiving a paper or digital copy of the current Individual Education Plan and a copy of the data collected on the goals in lieu of a meeting, please respond to your child’s case manager and we will have that sent home for you. You would then have a chance to build next years CBIEP with the School Team in October.

If you would prefer a meeting, please use the links below to book a meeting with your child’s Case Manager.  We will be meeting again in the fall to build the CBIEP for the coming school year. 

Please Indicate in the comments if you are joining us virtually or in person.  For virtual meetings, please watch for a Teams link in your email. 

Ashley Moore – June 5th – 9th  

https://calendly.com/amoore-m2q/iep

Anika Jungheim – June 12th – 15th

https://calendly.com/amoore-m2q/iep-review-meeting-anika-jungheim 

Kristen Crawford – June 19th and 20th 

https://calendly.com/amoore-m2q/iep-review-meeting-kristen-crawford

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday May 29:

*Talent Show Practices all week at lunch in the gym 

 

Tuesday May 30:

*Gr. 7 Cotton Candy Fundraiser $2 2:45 pm 

 

Wednesday May 31:

*LAST DAY FOR parents to send their REVERSE CONSENT WISHES for ICECREAM DAY- if you do not email the teacher the child will be offered icecream so please do let us know. 

*District Track Meet Hillside 

 

Thurs. June 1:

*Gr. 6 Immunizations

*ZONE 1000/1200 m Races at Hillside 10 am 

*Fortems K Class to McQueen Lake 

*Last day to Sign out Books from the Library

 

Fri. June 2:

*PAC Hot Lunch  Pizza Now

*District 1000/1200 m Races at Hillside 9 am

*SUPERHERO DAY! Dress in your best Superhero attire!

*Flag Football Jamboree 

*PAC DANCE 3-4 pm Intermediate and 4-6 pm Family dance (see flyer)

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

CBIEP Reviews begin this week

Mon. June 5

*Hine’s Class to Cliffside Climbing 12:00

 

Tues. June 6:

*PAC ICECREAM DAY

*Gr. 7’s TOUR OF SKSS Leave at 11 am 

*PAC Meeting 6 pm AGM- Please join us!

 

Wed. June 7:

*Mrs. Stafford’s PE classes Rivers FC Soccer Session 10:10

*SAC Meeting 12:10 with Mrs. Stafford 

*TALENT SHOW – Student body only performance 1:15 pm

 

Thurs. June 8:

*Superintendent Dr. Rhonda Nixon visiting Aberdeen 8:45 to 10:15

*Mrs. Fortem’s K’s to the Aberdeen Firehall Station 7 10:45

*TALENT SHOW 1:15 and 6:00 for PARENT VIEWING Performances

 

Friday June 9:

*PAC Hot Lunch  Senor Frog’s Mexican 

*ART STARTS PERFORMANCE Gr. 4-7 Speed Control 9 am 

*TYE DYE Day! Spirit Day!

*Gr. 7 Freezie Friday Sale- Bring $2 for 2:45 pm 

*Montessori Year 1/2/3 Classes to the Robbin’s Range Heritage School 

*All student books need to be returned to the library

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

THE PAC AGM June 6th at 6pm in the library or via zoom. Review of budget and establishing PAC board members for the 2023-2024 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (How is it going to be JUNE this week? Enjoy the beautiful weather and time with your kids!)

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for May 22-26, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for May 22-26, 2023

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

Happy FOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND! 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 
  1. TALENT SHOW UPDATES: Please mark the following dates in your calendar so you can support your children in preparing:

Rehearsals Start: Week of May 23rd - schedule TBD

           School Performance: June 7th - 1:15pm

           Parent Performances: June 8th - 1:15 & 6:00pm Thanks to the PAC who is organizing Popcorn for the show!

 

  1. Freezie Friday: This is a fundraiser for the Gr. 7’s for their Moving On Celebrations. Bring $2!
  2. COTTON CANDY Fundraiser $2 for the Gr. 7’s is Tuesday May 30 @ 2:45 
  3. Ice Cream Day Fundraiser Tuesday June 6th. Please read the email sent home on May 18th regarding REVERSE CONSENT for serving the children icecream on this day.

REVERSE CONSENT due by MAY 31- PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER IF YOU DO NOT  WISH FOR YOUR CHILD TO HAVE ANY OF THE OPTIONS LISTED BELOW. Please explain to your child that as your child's caregiver you will be opting out of this event. Please feel free to send an alternate snack for your child to have when the icecream is offered. 

Tricia's Treats Ice Cream Truck will be serving eight delicious flavors of

D Dutchmen Dairy Ice Cream.

Vanilla * Chocolate * Strawberry Cookies & Cream * Tiger Bubble Gum * Cotton Candy

Sea Salt Caramel Cheesecake

Non-Dairy option – Popsicle
Gluten Free option – Ice cream in a dish

EVERYTHING WILL BE NUT FREE

The PAC will be covering the cost of the ice cream for each student who has permission to have it, however any donations towards this event would be greatly appreciated.

  1. Track and Field Permission Slips need to be returned asap. 
  2. Please encourage your child to check the LOST AND FOUND! All items will be donated at the end of June and it is SO FULL!
  3. Time for Waterbottles, Hats and Sunscreen! Please ensure your child has these items.

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday May 22:

*Victoria Day- No School 

 

Tuesday May 23:

*Mrs.Salewich/Clark’s class to McQueen Lake

*Last SPARK PARENT ENGAGEMENT SESSION 4 pm to 5 pm 

*Eureka Science Presentations in Naka and Bale’s classes 

 

Wednesday May 24:

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch 

*PAC MILK AND COOKIE DAY- 2:00 pm

 

Thursday May 25:

*SPIRIT DAY- BLAZER’S DAY! Wear your Blazers Colors and Gear! THE MEMORIAL CUP IS HERE!

 

Friday May 26:

*ZONE TRACK MEET- HILLSIDE

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senor Frogs Pasta 

*Wear Orange for “The Missing” 215 Memorial 

 

MRS. SMABY- STONE’s LAST DAY! OUR WONDERFUL CEA IS RETIRING TODAY!

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 Monday May 29:

*Talent Show Practices

*ZONE 1000/1200 m Races at Hillside

 

Tuesday May 30:

*District 1000/1200 m Races at Hillside

 

Wednesday May 31:

*LAST DAY FOR parents to send their REVERSE CONSENT WISHES for ICECREAM DAY- if you do not email the teacher the child will be offered icecream so please do let us know. 

*District Track Meet Hillside

 

Thurs. June 1:

*Gr. 6 Immunizations

*Fortems K Class to McQueen Lake 

*????Bale’s class to the Wildlife Park 

*Last day to Sign out Books from the Library

 

Fri. June 2:

*PAC Hot Lunch  Pizza Now

*SUPERHERO DAY! Dress in your best Superhero attire!

*Flag Football Jamboree 

*PAC DANCE 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 

THE PAC AGM June 6th at 6pm in the library or via zoom. Review of budget and establishing PAC board members for the 2023-2024 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (HAPPY LONG WEEKEND! Enjoy the sunshine and all the smiles of your kids this holiday weekend!)

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for May 15-19, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for May 15-19, 2023

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

WISHING ALL THE ABERDEEN MOMS A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 
  1. Pink Parent Input forms for the 2023-2024 School Year need to be returned by May 18th. This is your chance to let Mrs. DeFehr know anything she might need to about class placements for 2023-2024. 
  2. TALENT SHOW UPDATES: Please mark the following dates in your calendar so you can support your children in preparing:

Try-Outs: May 15th- 18th (depending on how many students sign up)

Rehearsals Start: Week of May 23rd - schedule TBD

           School Performance: June 7th - 1:15pm

           Parent Performances: June 8th - 1:15 & 6:00pm

 

  1. PAC will have a concession for the TRACK AND FIELD MEETS on the16th at lunch time. We will have chips, juice, freezies for sale. Items are $1 or $2
  2. Freezie WEDNESDAY this week due to the Non Instructional Day on Friday. This is a fundraiser for the Gr. 7’s for their Moving On Celebrations. Bring $2!
  3. Time for Waterbottles, Hats and Sunscreen! The weather seems to be shifting and so I ask that parents are preparing their children for the heat and playing outside.
  4. When Track and Field Permission Slips come home this week please ensure that you sign off and get it returned ASAP for your child to attend their event. 

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Sunday May 14- HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Sunday May 14- Gr. 7’s in Ms. Clarke’s class volunteering at PIT STOP

 

Monday May 15:

*FVP- Ambrosia Apples

*Talent Show Auditions begin

*JUMP OFF for High Jump Gr. 6/7 lunchtime

 

Tuesday May 16:

*Aberdeen Track Meeting Gr. 6/7 AM (PAC will have a concession over lunch time today- we will allow kids to eat outside today to enjoy their PAC Treat)

*Flag Football Aberdeen at LGES

 

Wednesday May 17:

*Zone 1000/1200

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

*Freezie Sale- Gr. 7 Fundraiser – bring $2

 

Thursday May 18:

*Pink Parent Input forms due to the office

*PAC Hot Lunch MOON WOK 

*OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY!

 

Friday May 19:

*NO SCHOOL NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- Teachers are busy learning!

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

Monday May 22:

*Victoria Day- No School 

 

Tuesday May 23:

*Mrs.Salewich/Clark’s class to McQueen Lake

*Last SPARK PARENT ENGAGEMENT SESSION 4 pm to 5 pm 

*Eureka Science Presentations in Naka and Bale’s classes 

 

Wednesday May 24:

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch 

*PAC MILK AND COOKIE DAY- 2:00 pm

 

Thursday May 25:

*SPIRIT DAY- BLAZER’S DAY! Wear your Blazers Colors and Gear! THE MEMORIAL CUP IS HERE!

 

Friday May 26:

*ZONE TRACK MEET- HILLSIDE

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senor Frogs Pasta 

*Wear Orange for “The Missing” 215 Memorial 

 

MRS. SMABY- STONE’s LAST DAY! OUR WONDERFUL CEA IS RETIRING TODAY!

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 

THE PAC AGM June 6th at 6pm in the library or via zoom. Review of budget and establishing PAC board members for the 2023-2024 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (As the Principal of Aberdeen, I want you all to know how much I am loving getting to know each of your wonderful children. It is pretty special all the hugs I get in a day! Thank you for sending us such lovely humans every day.)

Aberdeen Parent Weekly update May 8-12, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for May 8-12, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 
  1. Pink Parent Input forms for the 2023-2024 School Year are available at the office and need to be returned by May 18th. This is your chance to let Mrs. DeFehr know anything she might need to about class placements for 2023-2024. 
  2. ANIMALS in Schools: Please note School District 73 has an Administrative Procedure AP 255 regarding any animals being on school property but more importantly coming into the school and the classrooms. All teachers need to be in agreement of the live animals visiting and then must get clearance from the Principal. In order to do approve this, I ask my teachers to send home a REVERSE consent before the puppies, hamsters, cat, baby chicks etc visit a classroom. Thank you for not bringing your dog on school property and more importantly please ensure you start with the classroom teacher as to whether or not they even want the animal visiting. 
  3. TALENT SHOW UPDATES: Please mark the following dates in your calendar so you can support your children in preparing:

Talent Show Sign-up: May 8th - 10th

Try-Outs: May 15th- 18th (depending on how many students sign up)

Rehearsals Start: Week of May 23rd - schedule TBD

           School Performance: June 7th - 1:15pm

           Parent Performances: June 8th - 1:15 & 6:00pm

 

  1. Our W.I.T.S Blitz is almost complete if we can get to Thurs May 11 with a reduction in hands on behaviour when dealing with conflict! Our goal as a school between April 11 and May 11 was to reduce our overall responses to conflict by using hands on! This week we review all WITS actions. MAY 12 WILL BE OUR REWARD DAY!
  2. REVERSE CONSENTS were emailed from Classroom teachers May 1-8th. Parents we have a reward for the children on May 12 for all their hard work the last 23 days showing their WITS. THIS IS A REVERSE CONSENT which means you only email the teacher back if you DO NOT want your child to have the food reward. ALSO, PAC are doing a MILK AND COOKIE day on May 24. We also need you to do a REVERSE CONSENT email back to the teacher if you are opposed to your child participating. Please email back if your child needs a gluten free option. You are also more than welcome to send your own approved snack for the afternoon of May 12th. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR WISHES BY MONDAY MAY 8th
  3. KAMLOOPS CHILDREN’S AND KAMLOOPS HONOUR CHOIR AUDITIONS 2023-2024

 

It’s SD73 Choir audition time!  Children currently in Grades 2,3,4,5 and 6 are invited to try out for these district level choirs next week, here at Aberdeen Elementary.  Auditions will be held at lunch time Tues., May 9 and Thurs., May 11.  These are considered Round 1 auditions.  Students selected in Round 1 will receive a letter of referral to the District Choir directors. Please follow the directions in the letter to schedule the second audition. 

 

The School District choir membership requires that the student:

  • Has supportive parents that are able to volunteer at times
  • Is dependable and committed
  • Enjoys singing
  • Is able to sing in tune
  • Is currently in Grade 2,3,4,5,or 6

 

Come September 2023, please note that choir practices are held at Beattie School of the Arts on:

Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:30, Grade 3’s and 4’s

Tuesdays 3:30 to 5, Grade 5,6,7’s

Parents are responsible for transportation to and from practices.

 

Musically yours,

Ms. Konkin, Ms. Marican and current members of the SD73 Choirs.

 

  1. PAC will have a concession for the TRACK AND FIELD MEETS on the 9th and 16th at lunch time. We will have chips, juice, freezies for sale. Items are $1 or $2
  2. Freezie TUESDAY AND Freezie FRIDAY will happy again at 2:45 pm on the hard top. This is a fundraiser for the Gr. 7’s for their Moving On Celebrations. Bring $2!

We are adding the Tuesday Freezie Day in hopes kids will still have funds left over from the PAC concession and there is a HOME GAME for our Flag Football Team so come get a freezie and cheer them on!

 

 

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday May 8:

*Talent Show Sign Up

*REVERSE CONSENTS due to teacher

*Final Week of WITS Blitz

*Mr. Hine and Mrs. Crawford running the long distance event qualifiers for Gr. 4-7

 

Tuesday May 9:

*Aberdeen Track and Field Day for Gr. 4/5 AM only

*PAC CONCESSION 12:10 to 1:10 (for today only we will allow eating their PAC SNACKS outside)

*Flag Football Juniper @ Aberdeen

*FREEZIE TUESDAY! Send $2 for afterschool 2:45 Freezie Sale

 

Wednesday May 10:

*Gr. 4/5 HIGH JUMP Jump Off for Gr. 4/5 at lunch

 

Thursday May 11:

*Last day of WITS Blitz

*Donas’ class to TCC for Gymnastics 

 

Friday May 12:

*WITS Blitz Celebration- Extra Afternoon Recess(30 min) and Snack

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senor Froggies Mexican

*CHILDCARE APPRECIATION DAY! Be sure to tell your daycare provider you are grateful for all that they do for your children. 

 

Sunday May 14- HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Sunday May 14- Gr. 7’s in Ms. Clarke’s class volunteering at PIT STOP

 

COMING UP THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

Monday May 15:

*FVP- Ambrosia Apples

*Talent Show Try Outs begin

*JUMP OFF for High Jump Gr. 6/7 lunchtime

 

Tuesday May 16:

*Aberdeen Track Meeting Gr. 6/7 AM (PAC will have a concession over lunch time today- we will allow kids to eat outside today to enjoy their PAC Treat)

*Flag Football Aberdeen at LGES

 

 

Wednesday May 17:

*Zone 1000/1200

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

 

Thursday May 18:

*Pink Parent Input forms due to the office

*PAC Hot Lunch MOON WOK 

*OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY!

 

Friday May 19:

*NO SCHOOL NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 

THE PAC AGM June 6th at 6pm in the library or via zoom. Review of budget and establishing PAC board members for the 2023-2024 school year.

 

PAC will be sending out the results of the survey on Monday May 8th. Watch for an email from Ms. Flynn on behalf of PAC with the results. Thanks to those that completed it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (I love Aberdeen as much as all of you do! I am proud to say I live and work in this neighbourhood. I have a very short commute!)

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for May 1-5, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for May 1-5, 2023

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

HERE COMES MAY!

Thank you to all our Intermediate Parents that joined us today for our OPEN HOUSE! What a success both events were on April 14 and April 28. Thank you parents for making time for us. 

From the SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE: SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATES FOR 2023-2024

The District School Calendar committee reviewed feedback and made recommendations to the Board at the April 27, 2023 Regular Public Board meeting, which resulted in changes to the 2023-2024 school calendar posted on our district website here. 

Of significance to our families and stakeholders is a change to the winter break in December 2023. The last day of school will now be December 22, 2023, and not December 15, 2023 as originally communicated. The reason for this change is due to provisions in our Collective Agreement which outline the start and end of the school year, winter break, and spring break. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 
  1. Pink Parent Input forms for the 2023-2024 School Year are available now and are due back May 18th. Please see explanation in the April newsletter so you understand the purpose of completing the form. 
  2. CLASS PHOTO DAY is confirmed for FRIDAY MAY 5th.
  3. MAY NEWSLETTER has been emailed home to parents. Return Pizza with the Principal forms by May 17. The newsletter has two typos (so sorry! On May 23 Mrs. Salewich/Clark’s class is going to McQueen Lake not Isobel Lake. On the Pizza with the Principal form is says April not May, but the dates are correct. I have proper Pizza with the Principal forms for the kids to pick up under the TV by the main office window. THIS IS THE LAST PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL LUNCH FOR 2022-2023 school year. 
  4. TALENT SHOW UPDATES: Please mark the following dates in your calendar so you can support your children in preparing:

Talent Show Sign-up: May 8th - 10th

Try-Outs: May 15th- 18th (depending on how many students sign up)

Rehearsals Start: Week of May 23rd - schedule TBD

           School Performance: June 7th - 1:15pm

           Parent Performances: June 8th - 1:15 & 6:00pm

  1. LONG JUMP AND TRIPLE JUMP pits for Track and Field were refreshed. Please remind your primary student that these are not to be played in until June 1 as we need to save them for the athletes doing track and they can’t have large craters and pathways in them. 

 

  1. Our W.I.T.S Blitz is in full swing! Our goal as a school between April 11 and May 11 is to reduce our overall responses to conflict by using hands on! We can do it! This week we focus on the letter S- SEEK ADULT HELP when someone is upsetting you! S= SUPERVISOR! Let them help! We are making great gains with our conflict resolution as a school. 

 

  1. REVERSE CONSENTS being emailed from Classroom teachers May 1-8th. Parents we have a reward for the children on May 12 for all their hard work the last 23 days showing their WITS. THIS IS A REVERSE CONSENT which means you only email the teacher back if you DO NOT want your child to have the food reward. ALSO, PAC are doing a MILK AND COOKIE day on May 24. We also need you to do a REVERSE CONSENT email back to the teacher if you are opposed to your child participating. Please email back if your child needs a gluten free option. You are also more than welcome to send your own approved snack for the afternoon of May 12th

 

  1. FREEZIE FRIDAY is COMING MAY 5th at 2:45 PM! Our Grade 7’s are fundraising for their year end Moving On Events and would love your support! At 2:45 bring your twoonie and get a cold treat! These will be sold outside the main office hard top area. 

 

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THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

 

Monday May 1:

*FVP Program Peppers delivered

 

Tuesday May 2:

*Track Stations with KTFC

*Flag Football Aberdeen @ Westsyde

*SPARK Session #3 with Pacific Sport 3:30 and 4:30 

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm 

 

Wednesday May 3:

*Let’s Play Wheelchairs Arrive 

*Ms. Woodley’s class- Walking Wednesday for Outdoor Education 10:50

*SAC Meeting 12:10 

*Art Starts Performance for K-3 Magnetic Ruploops 1:00

 

Thursday May 4:

*No school wide events at Aberdeen today

 

Friday May 5:

*CLASS PHOTO DAY

*PAC Hot Lunch Pizza Now

*Donas’ Class to Kamloops Food Bank 

*Clarke and Gagnon’s classes to SKSS for Drama Performance Keeper of the Forest 10:00 am

*FREEZIE FRIDAY- send $2 for 2:45 Freezie Sale by the Gr. 7’s

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

Monday May 8:

*Talent Show Sign Up

*Final Week of WITS Blitz

*Mr. Hine and Mrs. Crawford running the long distance event qualifiers for Gr. 4-7

 

Tuesday May 9:

*Aberdeen Track and Field Day for Gr. 4/5 AM only

*Flag Football Juniper @ Aberdeen

 

Wednesday May 10:

*Gr. 4/5 HIGH JUMP Jump Off for Gr. 4/5 at lunch

 

Thursday May 11:

*Last day of WITS Blitz

*Donas’ class to TCC for Gymnastics 

 

Friday May 12:

*WITS Blitz Celebration- Extra Afternoon Recess(30 min) and Snack

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senor Froggies Mexican

*CHILDCARE APPRECIATION DAY! Be sure to tell your daycare provider you are grateful for all that they do for your children. 

 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 

PAC FUN FAIR FOLLOW UP:

With the 2018 Fun Fair raising just over $4K and the 2019 Fun Fair raising over $2.5K, this year we set a goal to raise $5K. We are extremely proud to announce that with everyones help, our preliminary numbers look like we profited over $7000!!!!! We will have final numbers presented by our treasurer at the next PAC Meeting on Tuesday May 2 at 6pm

 

And finally, we would really appreciate a little bit more of your time. Because this was our 1st FunFair in 4 years, we would love your feedback on how you think things went. This should only take about 3-6 mins to complete. NOTE: The first page of the questionnaire is geared towards attendees and the second page is for Volunteers Only. If you were unable to volunteer this year, you can just skip this page and click "Submit".

Click Here to fill out the form.

 

Thank you again for any and all your help and feedback. 

Until next time, 

 

Kirsten Powell & the Fun Fair Planning Committee

 

 Fundraisers:

 Phils Fudge ends May 5th. Get those orders in!

 

Events:

 May 16th we will either have a dance or movie night depending on which the students are more interested in.

 

PAC Meeting:

 

The next PAC Meeting is Tuesday May 2nd. Please join us at 6 pm in the library! All parents are welcome

AGM June 6th at 6pm in the library or via zoom. Review of budget and establishing PAC board members for the 2023-2024 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (J*O*Y= what being the Principal of Aberdeen brings me.)

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for April 24-28, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for APRIL 24-28th, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

PAC SURVEY:

On behalf of our PAC could you please complete this very brief SURVEY to help them plan for the 2023-2024 School Year as a PAC:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F96L5VR

PLEASE COMPLETE THE PAC SURVEY BY  FRIDAY APRIL 28th.

 

NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE: 

"Over the next two weeks the District Board Office will be processing reimbursements for online payments, if you agreed to receive a rebate from the Student and Family Affordability Fund you may see it applied to your account or refunded to you. Questions can be directed to Marie McGivern at the School Board Office, (250)377-2554."

 

Aberdeen Elementary parents can expect these refunds the weeks of Apr 24-28 (online payments) and May 1-5 (cash/cheque payments).  

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 
  1. Pink Parent Input forms for the 2023-2024 School Year are available now and are due back May 18th. Please see explanation in the April newsletter so you understand the purpose of completing the form. 
  2. Thank you to our PAC  for a fabulous Fun Fair! It was a HUGE SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone that made this event so wonderful!
  3. INTERMEDIATE PARENTS- IT IS YOUR TURN FOR YOUR OPEN HOUSE DAY on Friday April 28th. Please ensure your student has a caring adult to come see their learning from 8:30 to 9 am. 
  4. CLASS PHOTO DAY is confirmed for FRIDAY MAY 5th.
  5. TALENT SHOW UPDATES: Please mark the following dates in your calendar so you can support your children in preparing:

Talent Show Sign-up: May 8th - 10th

Try-Outs: May 15th- 18th (depending on how many students sign up)

Rehearsals Start: Week of May 23rd - schedule TBD

           School Performance: June 7th - 1:15pm

           Parent Performances: June 8th - 1:15 & 6:00pm

  1. LONG JUMP AND TRIPLE JUMP pits for Track and Field were refreshed on Friday. Please remind your primary student that these are not to be played in until June 1 as we need to save them for the athletes doing track and they can’t have large craters and pathways in them. 

 

  1. Our W.I.T.S Blitz is in full swing! Our goal as a school between April 11 and May 11 is to reduce our overall responses to conflict by using hands on! We can do it! This week we focus on the letter T- TALK IT OUT when someone is upsetting you!

 

 Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday April 24:

*Non Instructional Day- No school for students

 

Tuesday April 25:

*Flag Football McGowan @ Aberdeen

*Mrs. Clark/Salewich’s Montessori K class SPCA Presentation 1:00

*Young Artist’s Reception

 

Wednesday April 26:

*Young Artist’s Conference

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch (small room off the library)

 

Thursday April 27:

*Kindergarten Dental Screening Day

*District Battle of the Books Competition

 

Friday April 28:

*Last day for TRU Teacher Candidates

*PAC HOT LUNCH Booster Juice

*OPEN HOUSE Gr. 4-7 8:20 to 9 am 

*Track and Field Clinics KTFC 

*Young Author’s Conference

*RAINBOW/NEON DAY SPIRIT DAY

*Last day to complete PAC SURVEY

*MAY NEWSLETTER WILL BE EMAILED HOME 

 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday May 1:

*FVP Program Peppers delivered

 

Tuesday May 2:

*Track Stations with KTFC

*Flag Football Aberdeen @ Westsyde

*SPARK Session #3 with Pacific Sport 3:30 and 4:30 

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm 

 

Wednesday May 3:

*Let’s Play Wheelchairs Arrive 

*Ms. Woodley’s class- Walking Wednesday for Outdoor Education 10:50

*SAC Meeting 12:10 

*Art Starts Performance for K-3 Magnetic Ruploops 1:00

 

Thursday May 4:

*No school wide events at Aberdeen today

 

Friday May 5:

*CLASS PHOTO DAY

*PAC Hot Lunch Pizza Now

*Donas’ Class to Kamloops Food Bank 

*Gr. 6/7 and 7 classes to SKSS for Drama Performance Keeper of the Forest 10:00 am

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 Fundraisers:

 Phils Fudge ends May 5th. Get those orders in!

 

Events:

 May 16th we will either have a dance or movie night depending on which the students are more interested in.

 

PAC Meeting:

 

The next PAC Meeting is Tuesday May 2nd. Please join us at 6 pm in the library! All parents are welcome

AGM June 6th at 6pm in the library or via zoom. Review of budget and establishing PAC board members for the 2023-2024 school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Thank you for sending your wonderful children to our school each day. I am grateful I get to be their Principal.)

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update For April 17-21, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for APRIL 17-21st, 2023

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

HUGE THANK YOU PARENTS!

  1. To our Primary parents that EXCEEDED our EXPECTATIONS with your participation in our PRIMARY OPEN HOUSE TODAY! It was so great to see you all in our school! THE KIDS WERE THRILLED! Intermediate parents we can’t wait to see you on April 28th at 8:20 am. 
  2. Thank you for all the items for our PAC Raffle Baskets! Again, you exceeded our expectations with all the purchases you made to ensure the baskets are over flowing for the PAC Fun Fair! 

 

PAC SURVEY:

On behalf of our PAC could you please complete this very brief SURVEY to help them plan for the 2023-2024 School Year as a PAC:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F96L5VR

 

NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE: 

"Over the next two weeks the District Board Office will be processing reimbursements for online payments, if you agreed to receive a rebate from the Student and Family Affordability Fund you may see it applied to your account or refunded to you. Questions can be directed to Marie McGivern at the School Board Office, (250)377-2554."

 

Aberdeen Elementary parents can expect these refunds the weeks of Apr 24-28 (online payments) and May 1-5 (cash/cheque payments).  

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 
  1. Pink Parent Input forms for the 2023-2024 School Year are available now and are due back May 18th. Please see explanation in the April newsletter so you understand the purpose of completing the form. 
  2. As per the email from the City of Kamloops with the specific photo about the Drop Off Zone and its purpose, please remember that AT NO TIME, can you park your car or idle in this area. Please remember to email any concerns or comments directly to Jacob Burnley, the Transportation Planner with the City of Kamloops.

*PLEASE DO NOT STOP ON VAN HORNE and PUT ON YOUR HAZARDS as we are seeing this now. 

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CITY NOW HAS A TEMPORARY BUS STOP  in the top of the drop off zone. Please respect this new stop. I am not sure if this will become a new permanent bus stop area.

  1. The  PAC Fun Fair is THIS WEEK- April 20th 5-7:30 pm. We can’t wait to see you all. Special thanks to our PAC for their organization. Thanks to our Gr. 7 students for also helping to make this event great by helping at stations. 
  2. Our W.I.T.S Blitz is in full swing! Our goal as a school between April 11 and May 11 is to reduce our overall responses to conflict by using hands on! We can do it!

 

 Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

LITTERLESS LUNCH WEEK in honor of EARTH DAY!

Try packing lunches all week using only reusable containers to limit garbage. 

 

Monday April 17:

Welcome to TRU Teacher Candidates Miss Wheele and Miss Hamilton who will be in Mrs. Hindle’s classroom for the next two weeks. 

*Fruit and Veggie Program- Cheese Sticks

*Coding Microbit Program for Kruisselbrink, Marsh and Ross Classes 

*Art Starts for Gr. 4-7 1:10 How Raven Stole the Sun

 

Tuesday April 18:

*Pizza with the Principal Forms due

*SPARK Session #2 Numeracy for our New K’s for September 4-5 pm

*Flag Football Season begins- Aberdeen @ Dallas

 

Wednesday April 19:

*Swim Meet at CGP for Aberdeen Swim Team Members

 

Thursday April 20:

*EARTH DAY

*Limited Lights and Litterless Lunches please

*Zone Battle of the Book Championships at MCGowan Park Elementary 

*PAC FUN FAIR! 5-7:30 pm 

 

Friday April 21:

*FANCY DAY Spirit Day

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Wok 

*Firedrill #5 1:45 pm 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

Monday April 24:

*Non Instructional Day- No school for students

 

Tuesday April 25:

*Flag Football McGowan @ Aberdeen

*Mrs. Clark/Salewich’s Montessori K class SPCA Presentation 1:00

*Young Artist’s Reception

 

Wednesday April 26:

*Young Artist’s Conference

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch (small room off the library)

 

Thursday April 27:

*Kindergarten Dental Screening Day

*District Battle of the Books Competition

 

Friday April 28:

*Last day for TRU Teacher Candidates

*PAC HOT LUNCH Booster Juice

*OPEN HOUSE Gr. 4-7 8:20 to 9 am 

*Track and Field Clinics KTFC 

*Young Author’s Conference

*RAINBOW/NEON DAY SPIRIT DAY

*Last day to complete PAC SURVEY

 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 Fundraisers:

 Phils Fudge ends May 5th. Get those orders in!

 

Events:

 May 16th we will either have a dance or movie night depending on which the students are more interested in.

 

PAC Meeting:

 

The next PAC Meeting is Tuesday May 2nd. Please join us at 6 pm in the library! All parents are welcome

AGM June 6th at 6pm in the library or via zoom. Review of budget and establishing PAC board members for the 2023-2024 school year.

 

THE PAC FUN FAIR IS Thursday April 20th- 5 pm to 7:30 pm. We also hope at the FUN FAIR you will be interested in winning one of these! 

 

FUN FAIR 2023 - Basket Raffle Theme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basket Theme

 

 

 

Teacher

Division

Lottery Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

Money #1 (Used to purchase larger items)

 

Chretien

DIV 15

Money #2 (Used to purchase larger items)

 

Beaudry

DIV 21

Cash (Basket is only Money)

 

 

 

 

Gift Card Tree

 

 

 

Hindle

DIV 12

Sports Lover (team merchandise, tickets to a game, and sports-related snacks or sports equipment)

Bale

DIV 11

BBQ (a grilling utensil set, apron, seasonings, and BBQ sauces)

Fortems

DIV 1

Family Game Night (board games, card games, snacks)

Graffunder

DIV 5

Life's a Beach (beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, a beach tote)

Kruisselbrink

DIV 6

Camping (tent, camping chairs, a cooler, lantern or flashlight, headlamp)

Hine

DIV 14

Gardening (gardening gloves, seed packets, gardening tools, and a watering can)

Ross

DIV 9

Movie Night (popcorn, candy, a cozy blanket)

Doherty/Naka

DIV 10

Spa Night (candles, bath bombs, lotions, a cozy bathrobe)

Denison

DIV 3

Dog Lovers (dog toys, treats, and accessories)

Woodley

DIV 23

Energy Healing (crystals, sage smudge stick, essentials oils & diffuser, a journal, reiki or energy healing session)

Clarke

DIV 17

Aspiring Artist (paints, brushes, canvas, sketch books, pencils, other art supplies)

Marican 

DIV 20

Fitness & Wellness (yoga mat, resistance bands water bottle, workout towel, protein bars, gym bags)

Marsh

DIV 7

Breakfast in Bed (pancake & waffle mix, syrups & honey, jams, dried fruit, a cozy blanket)

Hatch

DIV 2

Baking (baking utensils, baking mixes, measuring cups & spoons, and a cookbook)

Thomson

DIV 19

Wine and Cheese (wine, cheese, crackers, a cheese board, wine glasses)

Gagnon

DIV 16

Summer Fun (beach towels, sunscreen, sunglassses, pool floaties, cooler bag, outdoor games, picnic blanket)

Perren

DIV 4

Coffee Lover (various types of coffee, a coffee mug, biscotti or other snacks)

Salewich/Clark 

DIV 18

Book Worm (a variety of books, bookmarks, a cozy blanket)

Elliot

DIV 22

Tea Time (various teas, a teapot, teacups, and biscotti or other snacks)

Donas

DIV 13

Chocolate Lover (variety of Chocolates, chocolate bars, chocolate covered snacks)

Kaczur

DIV 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (My Principal heart was full today watching all of the kids show off their learning to you. Thank you for making our school such a wonderful place.)

Aberdeen Parent Weekly update for April 10-14, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for APRIL 10-14th, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

HAPPY EASTER to all Aberdeen Families! Enjoy the 4 days with your kids!

 

*PLEASE NOTE: VERY IMPORTANT note that will impact DROP OFF Tuesday April 11. The district is coming to sweep our parking lot and hard top areas. Therefore, the School District has asked that all staff park on adjacent streets or the lower parking lot. 

Please consider carpooling or walking and please use the Drop off Zone for what it is intended- pull in, kids get out on right hand side and parents leave the drop off zone. There can be no parking in the drop off zone at any time. 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 
  1. Pink Parent Input forms for the 2023-2024 School Year are available now and are due back May 18th. Please see explanation in the April newsletter so you understand the purpose of completing the form. 
  2. As per the email from the City of Kamloops with the specific photo about the Drop Off Zone and its purpose, please remember that AT NO TIME, can you park your car or idle in this area. Please remember to email any concerns or comments directly to Jacob Burnley, the Transportation Planner with the City of Kamloops.

*PLEASE DO NOT STOP ON VAN HORNE and PUT ON YOUR HAZARDS as we are seeing this now. 

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CITY NOW HAS A TEMPORARY BUS STOP  in the top of the drop off zone. Please respect this new stop. I am not sure if this will become a new permanent bus stop area.

  1. The  PAC Fun Fair is fast approaching on April 20th. They will need up to 80 volunteers to make this event a success. Please sign up to help (see attachment). Also, every division will be collecting items for their raffle basket, please be sure to purchase and send your child with the item required for their basket. See the list of all the baskets at the end of this weekly update.
  2. Return PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL forms(at the end of the April Newsletter) by Tues. April 18th so that your child can have a chance to win lunch with Mrs. DeFehr. Children can pick up forms at the office as well. 
  3. Our W.I.T.S Blitz has arrived! Our goal as a school between April 11 and May 11 is to reduce our overall responses to conflict by using hands on! We can do it!

 

 Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem  

Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Happy Easter!

Monday April 10:

*EASTER MONDAY- No school for Staff and Students

W for WITS is the strategy of the week- Work it out with a peer or just walk away if the conflict is getting too hard to manage.

 

Tuesday April 11:

#lovemyschoolday

*Kindergarten students get to expand their play space area

 

Wednesday April 12:

*No school wide events 

 

Thursday April 13:

*Grade 7 Teachers meeting with SKSS to discuss our fabulous grade seven cohort with their new school for September

 

Friday April 14:

*PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies Mexican

*OPEN HOUSE PRIMARY 8:20 to 9:00 am – our hope is that every student will have an adult come to school so that they can show them around and discuss their learning. 

*Raffle Basket items due to the classroom tubs

*Firedrill #4 1:45 pm 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

LITTERLESS LUNCH WEEK in honor of EARTH DAY!

Try packing lunches all week using only reusable containers to limit garbage. 

 

Monday April 17:

Welcome to TRU Teacher Candidates Miss Wheele and Miss Hamilton who will be in Mrs. Hindle’s classroom for the next two weeks. 

*Fruit and Veggie Program- Cheese Sticks

*Coding Microbit Program for Kruisselbrink, Marsh and Ross Classes 

*Art Starts for Gr. 4-7 1:10 How Coyote Stole the Sun

 

Tuesday April 18:

*Pizza with the Principal Forms due

*SPARK Session #2 Numeracy for our New K’s for September 4-5 pm

*Flag Football Season begins- Aberdeen @ Dallas

 

Wednesday April 19:

*Swim Meet at CGP for Aberdeen Swim Team Members

 

Thursday April 20:

*EARTH DAY

*Limited Lights and Litterless Lunches please

*Zone Battle of the Book Championships at MCGowan Park Elementary 

*Mrs. Salewich’s Montessori K class SPCA Presentation 1:00

*PAC FUN FAIR! 5-7:30 pm 

 

Friday April 21:

*FANCY DAY Spirit Day

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Wok 

*Firedrill #5 1:45 pm 

 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 The next PAC Meeting is Tuesday May 9th. Please join us at 6 pm in the library! All parents are welcome. 

 

THE PAC FUN FAIR IS BOOKED FOR Thursday April 20th- SAVE THE DATE! 5 pm to 7:30 pm. Please remember to send your RAFFLE BASKET ITEM for your class donation by Friday April 14. We also hope at the FUN FAIR you will be interested in winning one of these! Thanks for shopping this weekend for your donation item so your child can add their contribution. 

 

 

 

 

 

FUN FAIR 2023 - Basket Raffle Theme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basket Theme

 

 

 

Teacher

Division

Lottery Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

Money #1 (Used to purchase larger items)

 

Chretien

DIV 15

Money #2 (Used to purchase larger items)

 

Beaudry

DIV 21

Cash (Basket is only Money)

 

 

 

 

Gift Card Tree

 

 

 

Hindle

DIV 12

Sports Lover (team merchandise, tickets to a game, and sports-related snacks or sports equipment)

Bale

DIV 11

BBQ (a grilling utensil set, apron, seasonings, and BBQ sauces)

Fortems

DIV 1

Family Game Night (board games, card games, snacks)

Graffunder

DIV 5

Life's a Beach (beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, a beach tote)

Kruisselbrink

DIV 6

Camping (tent, camping chairs, a cooler, lantern or flashlight, headlamp)

Hine

DIV 14

Gardening (gardening gloves, seed packets, gardening tools, and a watering can)

Ross

DIV 9

Movie Night (popcorn, candy, a cozy blanket)

Doherty/Naka

DIV 10

Spa Night (candles, bath bombs, lotions, a cozy bathrobe)

Denison

DIV 3

Dog Lovers (dog toys, treats, and accessories)

Woodley

DIV 23

Energy Healing (crystals, sage smudge stick, essentials oils & diffuser, a journal, reiki or energy healing session)

Clarke

DIV 17

Aspiring Artist (paints, brushes, canvas, sketch books, pencils, other art supplies)

Marican 

DIV 20

Fitness & Wellness (yoga mat, resistance bands water bottle, workout towel, protein bars, gym bags)

Marsh

DIV 7

Breakfast in Bed (pancake & waffle mix, syrups & honey, jams, dried fruit, a cozy blanket)

Hatch

DIV 2

Baking (baking utensils, baking mixes, measuring cups & spoons, and a cookbook)

Thomson

DIV 19

Wine and Cheese (wine, cheese, crackers, a cheese board, wine glasses)

Gagnon

DIV 16

Summer Fun (beach towels, sunscreen, sunglassses, pool floaties, cooler bag, outdoor games, picnic blanket)

Perren

DIV 4

Coffee Lover (various types of coffee, a coffee mug, biscotti or other snacks)

Salewich/Clark 

DIV 18

Book Worm (a variety of books, bookmarks, a cozy blanket)

Elliot

DIV 22

Tea Time (various teas, a teapot, teacups, and biscotti or other snacks)

Donas

DIV 13

Chocolate Lover (variety of Chocolates, chocolate bars, chocolate covered snacks)

Kaczur

DIV 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Enjoy sleeping in, playing outside, finding Easter eggs and cuddling with your kids this long weekend!)

WELCOME BACK FROM SPRING BREAK! Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for April 3-7, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for APRIL 3-7th, 2023

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 WELCOME BACK!

We hope Spring Break was lovely and your kids are excited to come back to see us!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 
  1. If you ordered EASTER PURDY’s please ensure you come pick these orders up from Stacey Flynn by Thursday April 6th.
  2. Pink Parent Input forms for the 2023-2024 School Year are available Monday April 3 and are due back May 18th. Please see explanation in the April newsletter so you understand the purpose of completing the form. 
  3. Ensure inside shoes and extra socks/pants/shorts are returned Monday April 3 to be kept in cubbies or lockers. 
  4. The Aberdeen Swim Team had a meeting before Spring Break to show interest.  The Swim Meet is Wed. April 19th. Should you have any questions about this please contact kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca as our Vice Principal. Erin Therrien, our Teacher Librarian is also helping to organize. 
  5. As per the email from the City of Kamloops with the specific photo about the Drop Off Zone and its purpose, please remember that AT NO TIME, can you park your car or idle in this area. Please remember to email any concerns or comments directly to Jacob Burnley, the Transportation Planner with the City of Kamloops. I have attached the letter again with his contact information. 
  6. The  PAC Fun Fair is fast approaching on April 20th. They will need up to 80 volunteers to make this event a success. Please sign up to help. Also, every division will be collecting items for their raffle basket, please be sure to purchase and send your child with the item required for their basket. 
  7. The APRIL ABERDEEN NEWSLETTER has been emailed home March 31, please do take a few minutes to read it or skim it to know what is happening in our school in April. The Calendar is extensive at the end and very helpful!
  8. Return PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL forms(at the end of the April Newsletter) by Tues. April 18th so that your child can have a chance to win lunch with Mrs. DeFehr. 
  9. Returning from Spring Break, our staff will be reteaching expected behaviours in regards to managing conflict. We use the W.I.T.S. model to do this. Please take some time this weekend as we gear up for return on Monday that physical aggression to solve conflict is not expected for problems at school. 

  

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THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

W.I.T.S strategy retaught this week to all students

 

Monday April 3:

*WELCOME BACK from Spring Break! 

*Pink Parent Input forms can be picked up at the office starting today

*PURDY’s ORDERs can be picked up starting today

 

Tuesday April 4:

*SPARK SESSION #1 for our new Kindergarten Families 4-5 pm (meet in the gym)

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm 

 

Wednesday April 5:

*Student Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting 12:10 

 

Thursday April 6:

*PAC Hot Lunch Pizza Now

*Day of Sucwentwecw

 

Friday April 7:

*GOOD FRIDAY- NO SCHOOL

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Happy Easter!

Monday April 10:

*EASTER MONDAY- No school for Staff and Students

W for WITS is the strategy of the week- Talk it out with a peer or just walk away if the conflict is getting too hard to manage.

 

Tuesday April 11:

#lovemyschoolday

*Kindergarten students get to expand their play space area

 

Wednesday April 12:

*No school wide events 

 

Thursday April 13:

*Grade 7 Teachers meeting with SKSS to discuss our fabulous grade seven cohort with their new school for September

 

Friday April 14:

*PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies Mexican

*OPEN HOUSE PRIMARY 8:20 to 9:00 am – our hope is that every student will have an adult come to school so that they can show them around and discuss their learning. 

*Firedrill #4 1:45 pm 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 The next PAC Meeting is Tuesday April 4th. Please join us at 6 pm in the library! All parents are welcome. 

 

THE PAC FUN FAIR IS BOOKED FOR Thursday April 20th- SAVE THE DATE! 5 pm to 7:30 pm. 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (WELCOME BACK! I can’t wait to see your kids!)

Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update For March 13-17, 2023 HAPPY SPRING BREAK SOON!!!!

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for MARCH 13- MARCH 17, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

HAPPY DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME! SPRING AHEAD! 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

 

*EASTER PURDY’S ORDERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! https://fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx/1200266-105158

See attachments. Orders due MARCH 20th  

 

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

   Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

LAST WEEK BEFORE SPRING BREAK!

Monday March 13:

*Last week for Recess Basketball Shooting Practice

*Last week for Choice Days

 

Tuesday March 14:

*No School wide events

 

Wednesday March 15:

*Skating Donas’ Gr. 5/6 Class 9:40 to 11:45 

 

Thursday March 16:

*Pizza Lunch for all of our Basketball Teams

*Skating Hatch and Bale’s classes Sandman 9:30

 

Friday March 17:

*ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

*TRU Nursing Students: Health Lessons in Thomson, Hatch, Fortems, Kruisselbrink and Beaudry’s classrooms (handwashing and germs)

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senor Froggies Pasta 

*WEAR GREEN 

*Spirit Day- Crazy Hair Day

Mrs. DeFehr will email families again the weekend before we return we return for updates!

 

COMING UP AFTER SPRING BREAK:

Monday April 3:

*WELCOME BACK from Spring Break! 

*Pink Parent Input forms can be picked up at the office starting today

*PURDY’s ORDERs can be picked up starting today

 

Tuesday April 4:

*SPARK SESSION #1 for our new Kindergarten Families 4-5 pm (meet in the gym)

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm 

 

Wednesday April 5:

*No School wide events

 

Thursday April 6:

*PAC Hot Lunch Pizza Now

*Day of Sucwentwecw

 

Friday April 7:

*GOOD FRIDAY- NO SCHOOL

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 The next PAC Meeting is Tuesday April 4th. Please join us at 6 pm in the library! All parents are welcome. 

 

THE PAC FUN FAIR IS BOOKED FOR Thursday April 20th- SAVE THE DATE! 5 pm to 7:30 pm. 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (HAVE A WONDERFUL SPRING BREAK! I hope you have amazing plans or just some well deserved family time at home!)

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for March 6-10, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for MARCH 6- MARCH 10 , 2023

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

 

*EASTER PURDY’S ORDERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! https://fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx/1200266-105158

See attachments. Orders due Sunday March 30th

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. TRACY CLARKE! Ms. Clarke our Gr. 7 Teacher and Band Expert has announced her RETIREMENT! She will be missed dearly and we are so excited for her! Ms. Clarke will retire at the end of the school year. 

 

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THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

MONDAY MARCH 6:

*FVP Spartan Apples delivered

*BASKETBALL Tier 1 BOYS C 3:30 pm @ BROCK PlayOff Game 

 

TUESDAY MARCH 7:

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 8:

*Aberdeen Band at the Highcountry Festival  with Ms. Clarke

*BAKE SALE by Mrs. Donas’ class lunch time- bring money for a treat to support their fundraising 

 

THURSDAY MARCH 9:

*No School Wide Events

 

FRIDAY MARCH 10:

*PAC Hot Lunch  Moon Wok

*ONE TO ONE READING Program Wrap up 

*SPIRIT DAY- JERSEY DAY

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

LAST WEEK BEFORE SPRING BREAK!

Monday March 13:

*Last week for Recess Basketball Shooting Practice

*Last week for Choice Days

*Skating Mr. Hine and Mr. Gagnon Sandman 

 

Tuesday March 14:

*No School wide events

 

Wednesday March 15:

*No School Wide events

 

Thursday March 16:

*Pizza Lunch for all of our Basketball Teams

*Skating Hatch and Bale’s classes Sandman

 

Friday March 17:

*ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

*TRU Nursing Students: Health Lessons in Thomson, Hatch, Fortems, Kruisselbrink and Beaudry’s classrooms (handwashing and germs)

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senor Froggies Pasta 

*WEAR GREEN 

*Spirit Day- Crazy Hair Day

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 The next PAC Meeting is Tuesday March 7th. Please join us at 6 pm in the library! All parents are welcome. 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Thank you parents for sending us your delightful children each day!)

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for Feb. 27- March 3, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for FEBRUARY 27- MARCH 3, 2023

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

 

*EASTER PURDY’S ORDERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! https://fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx/1200266-105158

See attachments. Orders due Sunday March 30th

  

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. ABERDEEN ELEMENTARY IS GETTING A NEW 4 HOUR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT -Please welcome  Mrs. Jessita Anderson who will be working 10 am to 2 pm at Aberdeen in our office with Mrs. Flynn, Mrs. Crawford and myself. You may hear a new voice with you call Aberdeen. 

3. Cold Weather Drop Off: Parents just a reminder that parents do not enter the school with their children if we open the doors before 8:20 when the temperatures are frigid. Also, please follow up with your children that we need them to never bang on our windows or doors to get in. There are door helpers at each entrance that have been letting the children inside as they arrive. They are to stay at the carpet at the entry door and wait for the 8:20 bell to proceed to class. Thanks for your help in communicating that. I am hopeful for warmer temperatures next week, but the kids did great with the inside time at recess and lunch. 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY  27:

*No School Wide Events

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28:

*Pizza With the Principal Lunch today!

*March Newsletter will be emailed to parents today

*Basketball Tier 1 Boys Rec @Beattie

*Grade 7 SKSS PARENT ZOOM for COURSE SELECTION 7 pm 

Topic: South Kamloops Secondary Grade 7 Parent Course Selection Meeting

Time: Feb 28, 2023 07:00 PM Vancouver

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/63582154763

 

Meeting ID: 635 8215 4763

 

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 1:

*Gr. 7 SKSS COURSE SELECTION 

*Student Advisory Council Meeting 12:10 

*Hine and Donas’ Classes to Harper to go Tubing  9 am to 12

*Basketball TIER 1 GIRLS C @ PAC WAY- Play Off Game

 

THURSDAY MARCH 2:

*Skating for Hatch and Bale’s classes SM 10:30 

 

FRIDAY MARCH 3:

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senior Froggies Mexican

*Spirit Day- Plaid Day!

*Perren and Donas’ Classes to Ogilvie Ranch 9-2 pm 

*Basketball Tier I Girls Rec Team to LGES

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

MONDAY MARCH 6:

*Pac Meet and Greet 8:20 am-9 am

*FVP Spartan Apples delivered

*BASKETBALL Tier 1 BOYS C 3:30 pm @ BROCK PlayOff Game 

 

TUESDAY MARCH 7:

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 8:

*Aberdeen Band at the Highcountry Festival  with Ms. Clarke

*BAKE SALE by Mrs. Donas’ class lunch time- bring money for a treat to support their fundraising

 

THURSDAY MARCH 9:

*No School Wide Events

 

FRIDAY MARCH 10:

*PAC Hot Lunch  Moon Wok

*ONE TO ONE READING Program Wrap up 

*SPIRIT DAY- JERSEY DAY

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 Fundraiser

Epicure fundraiser will run on munchalunch Feb 13-27th. PAC is offering a prize to the class that has the most sales. So far Miss Beaudry’s class is in the lead! Thanks everyone!

 

 

HOT LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please contact the PAC if you can assist on Fridays to help disperse the lunches with our other parent Trina. 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (We had an amazing week as a school! Your children bring us lots of joy! Thank you!)

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for Feb. 20-24, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for FEBRUARY 20-24, 2023

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

HAPPY LONG WEEKEND! NO SCHOOL MONDAY REMEMBER!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

At the end of the day, you and your family can use these GLAD Conversation Acronym to discuss the day:

💛 Gratitude: One thing you’re grateful for.

💛 Learning: One thing you’ve learned.

💛 Accomplishment: One thing you’ve accomplished.

💛 Delighted: One thing that brought you joy.

You can add this ritual into your child's bedtime routine or share it at the dinner table as a family.

Parents: I thought maybe this G.L..AD Strategy might be worth sharing!

 

*EASTER PURDY’S ORDERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! https://fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx/1200266-105158

See attachments. Orders due Sunday March 30th

 

*DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK THE MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL for your child’s report card! Please contact Stacey Flynn if you are having challenges accessing this. 

 

 

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

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2. YOUNG ARTISTS 

The SD 73 Young Artists competition is back! The Young Artists Conference is an annual event for aspiring artists in intermediate grades (4-7) to showcase their artwork and take part in a series of workshops. Aberdeen has a selection committee which will review a variety of artwork submitted by students. The selection committee will choose 5 students to represent Aberdeen at the Conference. 

Students are required to have their artwork submitted to Ms. Crawford by Friday, February 24th to be considered for the conference 

3. ABERDEEN ELEMENTARY IS GETTING A NEW 4 HOUR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT in addition to Mrs. Flynn. We hope to have this person hired by February 24th. Our school is a very big and busy place and therefore as the Principal I advocated more help in our office and was successful in doing so. I am grateful the district was receptive to the pressures of a school our size. 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 20th: NO SCHOOL. FAMILY DAY! Enjoy this day with your children!

 

FEBRUARY 20-24th is FREEDOM TO READ WEEK!

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21:

*Basketball Tier 1 Boys C @ HOME VS. BROCK 2 /Tier 1 Boys R @ SUMMIT

 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22:

*PINK SHIRT DAY!

*Pink Shirt Day Assembly 9 am led by Mrs.Kaczur

*Clarke and Gagnon’s Classes to Harper Mountain 10:30 to 2:30 TUBING

*Basketball Tier 3 Boys @ LGES 1 /Tier 3 Girls @ HOME VS LGES 3

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23:

*Basketball Tier 1 Girls C @  LGES 1/Tier 1 Girls R @ RALPH BELL

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24:

*PAC HOT LUNCH Pizza Now

*Student Advisory Council Spirit Day- MULTIPLES DAY

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY  27:

*No School Wide Events

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28:

*Pizza With the Principal Lunch today!

*Basketball Tier 1 Boys Rec @Beattie

*Grade 7 SKSS PARENT ZOOM for COURSE SELECTION 7 pm 

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 1:

*Gr. 7 SKSS COURSE SELECTION 

*Student Advisory Council Meeting 12:10 

*Hine and Donas’ Classes to Harper to go Tubing  9 am to 12

 

THURSDAY MARCH 2:

*Skating for Hatch and Bale’s classes SM 10:30 

 

FRIDAY MARCH 3:

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senior Froggies Mexican

*Spirit Day- Plaid Day!

*Perren and Donas’ Classes to Ogilvie Ranch 9-2 pm 

 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 Fundraiser

Epicure fundraiser will run on munchalunch Feb 13-27th. PAC is offering a prize to the class that has the most sales. Thanks everyone!

 

HOT LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please contact the PAC if you can assist on Fridays to help disperse the lunches with our other parent Trina. 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (HAPPY FAMILY DAY WEEKEND!)

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE For Feb. 13-17, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for FEBRUARY 13-17th, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

*DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK THE MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL for your child’s report card!

 

*SEND IN ALL THE SOUP FOR OUR WINTER WARM UP CAMPAIGN!

 

*THANK YOU PAC and ALL VOLUNTEERS who helped make the Valentine’s Dance a HIT!

 

*KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION- If you know friends or neighbours with children turning 5 this year please send them to get registered for Kindergarten ASAP. We are down from our projections significantly for Kindergarten numbers. 

 

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

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2. Montessori Parents: Please return your Intention for Montessori Program 2023-2024 Letter by Feb. 13, 2023

3. LAST CHANCE: Please complete the MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. ALL PARENTS are encouraged to do complete this. At present I have a 45% Completion Rate. Here are the instructions again. 

Please use the DIRECT ACCESS log in (right hand side).

To complete the survey:

  1. Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY.
  2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.
  3. Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”
  5. Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

4. YOUNG ARTISTS 

The SD 73 Young Artists competition is back! The Young Artists Conference is an annual event for aspiring artists in intermediate grades (4-7) to showcase their artwork and take part in a series of workshops. Aberdeen has a selection committee which will review a variety of artwork submitted by students. The selection committee will choose 5 students to represent Aberdeen at the Conference. 

The Young Artists' Conference will be held at the Thompson Rivers University Campus this year on April 26, 2023. The selected students will receive an artists’ smock and will have an opportunity to choose from a variety of art lessons and receive instruction from excellent community artists and educators.
Student artwork will be showcased in our Young Artists Reception, which will be held on April 25, 2023 at the Old Courthouse which is located on Seymour and 1st in downtown Kamloops. Several of the wonderful pieces of artwork in this show will be selected to be framed and displayed at the Kamloops-Thompson School Board Office for a period of one year. 

Students are required to have their artwork submitted to Ms. Crawford by Friday, February 24th to be considered for the conference 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday February 13:

*FVP Snap Peas delivered

*Freeze Athletics  for Hatch and Fortems 11-1

*Montessori Intent Letter for 2023-2024 due 

 

Tuesday February 14:

*Happy Valentine’s Day

*WEAR PINK RED OR HEARTS today for Spirit Day!

*Basketball Tier 1 Boys C @ home vs. RLC  , Tier 1 Boys R @ RAFT RIVER

 

Wednesday February 15:

*Canada’s Agriculture Day 

*School based judging of the Heritage Stamps

*Basketball Tier 3 Boys @ Marion Schilling , Tier 3 Girls @ home vs. Marion Schilling

 

Thursday February 16:

*Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. DeFehr Presenting to the Board of Education about Aberdeen Elementary

*PINK SHIRT DAYS to be delivered to Aberdeen (we will hand them out as quickly as we can!)

*Pizza with the Principal forms due for February draw 

*Basketball Tier 1 Girls C @ home vs McGowan , Tier 1 Girls R @ RAFT RIVER

 

Friday February 17:

*LAST DAY FOR WINTER WARM UP- Please bring all the soup!

*PAC HOT LUNCH Subway

 

COMING UP THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 20th: NO SCHOOL. FAMILY DAY! Enjoy this day with your children!

 

FEBRUARY 20-24th is FREEDOM TO READ WEEK!

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21:

*Basketball Tier 1 Boys C @ HOME VS. BROCK 2 /Tier 1 Boys R @ SUMMIT

 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22:

*PINK SHIRT DAY!

*Pink Shirt Day Assembly 9 am 

*Clarke and Gagnon’s Classes to Harper Mountain 10:30 to 2:30 TUBING

*Basketball Tier 3 Boys @ LGES 1 /Tier 3 Girls @ HOME VS LGES 3

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23:

*Basketball Tier 1 Girls C @  LGES 1/Tier 1 Girls R @ RALPH BELL

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24:

*PAC HOT LUNCH Pizza Now

*Student Advisory Council Spirit Day- MULTIPLES DAY

 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 Fundraiser

West coast seed fundraiser- Seeds arriving by Feb 20th.

Epicure fundraiser will run on munchalunch Feb 13-27th.

 

HOT LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please contact the PAC if you can assist on Fridays to help disperse the lunches with our other parent Trina. 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (February is Friendship and Kindness month at our school and there is a lot of both being demonstrated by our students!)

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for Feb. 6-10, 2023

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for FEBRUARY 6th to FEBRUARY 10th, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

STUDENTS SIGNING OUT AT LUNCH: ONE LAST REMINDER:

We are fortunate that many of our students live close to their homes and can go home at lunch.

Parents I just need your help for legality reasons that any students that leave to go home at lunch must have parent consent. 

Parents of our Gr. 4-7 parents can send a signed note dated for the entire school year that allows your child to leave to go to your residence for the lunch hour. We will keep a list of those students and keep the letter in your child’s file. 

Should you prefer just to send a note on a day you are allowing your child to go home, a daily note that is brought to the office is also permitted. We will keep that note on file as well for the day your child left our campus. 

Your child’s friends are not permitted to leave with your child unless both parents give consent in writing. 

I hope you can appreciate that staff at Aberdeen cannot just have students signing out and going to your home without your authorization. 

As the Principal I am legally responsible for your children and at no time should any child leave our campus without parent and principal consent. Thank you for your help!

 

 

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. https://www.sd73.bc.ca/en/our-district-board/register-for-school.aspx

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR Neighbourhood Program is Feb. 6-10th

3. ORDER YOUR ABERDEEN PINK SHIRT DAY! OUR SCHOOL LOGO WILL BE ON THE SLEEVE! I have been working with Local Company JRCUSTOM T’s! If you need a pink shirt for Feb. 22 consider ordering. ORDERS are dueTHIS WEEK: THURS.  FEB. 9th! #youbelonghere

 

https://aberdeenelm.square.site/

 

3. Montessori Parents: Please return your Intention for Montessori Program 2023-2024 Letter by Feb. 13, 2023

4. Please complete the SD73 GOOGLE FORM emailed to you about the Student and Family Affordability Fund by Feb. 10. Marie McGivern is the person that emailed you so please do respond.

5. First Semester Report Cards were uploaded and published to the MYEDBC Parent Portal on February 2. Any questions regarding accessing these please contact Stacy Flynn sflynn@sd73.bc.ca and she will assist you in getting your access. 

6. Please complete the MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY by FEB. 10. ALL PARENTS are encouraged to do complete this. At present I have a 43% Completion Rate. Here are the instructions again. 

Please use the DIRECT ACCESS log in (right hand side).

To complete the survey:

  1. Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 
  2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.
  3. Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”
  5. Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Kindergarten Registration is Feb. 6-10 for Catchment Neighbourhood Program. Please come into the school to see Ms. Flynn.

 

Monday February 6:

*Hatch and Fortems to Freeze Athletics  11-1 pm 

*WINTER WARM UP STARTS! All students to bring a can of soup or a couple! Our Student Advisory Committee is doing a Food Bank Drive. 

 

Tuesday February 7:

*Can Code Presentation in Mr. Hine and Mr. Gagnon’s classes

*Tier 1 Boys Basketball C @Pac Way , Tier 1 Boys R @ home vs. DT

*PAC Meeting 6 pm

 

Wednesday February 8:

*Skating at Mac Island for Kruisselbrink, Clark and Chretien’s classes 10:30-11:30

*Can Code Presentation in Mr. Hine and Mr. Gagnon’s classes 

*Tier 3 Basketball G @ home vs Westmount, Tier 3 Basketball B @ Pac Way

 

Thursday February 9:

*LAST DAY TO ORDER PINK SHIRTS

*Skating at Sandman for Salewich and Bale’s classes 9:15-10:15 

*Tier 1 Girls Basketball C @ home vs Pac Way , Tier 1 Girls Basketball R @ Beattie

 

Friday February 10:

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Wok

*LAST DAY TO COMPLETE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY

*Grade 3-7 School Heritage Stamp Designs due to Mrs. DeFehr 

*Wear your school colors

*PAC Valentine Dance 4-7 pm 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

Monday February 13:

*FVP Snap Peas delivered

*Freeze Athletics  for Hatch and Fortems 11-1

*Montessori Intent Letter for 2023-2024 due 

 

Tuesday February 14:

*Happy Valentine’s Day

*WEAR PINK RED OR HEARTS today for Spirit Day!

*Basketball Tier 1 Boys C @ home vs. RLC  , Tier 1 Boys R @ RAFT RIVER

 

Wednesday February 15:

*School based judging of the Heritage Stamps

*Basketball Tier 3 Boys @ Marion Schilling , Tier 3 Girls @ home vs. Marion Schilling

 

Thursday February 16:

*PINK SHIRT DAYS to be delivered to Aberdeen (we will hand them out as quickly as we can!)

*Pizza with the Principal forms due for February draw 

*Basketball Tier 1 Girls C @ home vs McGowan , Tier 1 Girls R @ RAFT RIVER

 

Friday February 17:

*LAST DAY FOR WINTER WARM UP- Please bring all the soup!

*PAC HOT LUNCH Subway

 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 Fundraiser

West coast seed fundraiser- Seeds arriving by Feb 20th.

Epicure fundraiser will run on munchalunch Feb 13-27th.

VALENTINE’S Dance is Feb 10th 4-7pm everyone. $2 tickets. Pizza preorders available on munchalunch with limited slices available at the dance for purchase along with other snacks. Song request sign up sheets will be up until Feb 7th. Please let us know what you want to hear.

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (I am exceptionally proud of our students with all of their progress on their First Semester Report Cards!)

 Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update Jan. 30- Feb. 3, 2023
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for JANUARY 30 to FEBRUARY 3rd, 2023

 

  WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

STUDENTS SIGNING OUT AT LUNCH: 

We are fortunate that many of our students live close to their homes and can go home at lunch.

Parents I just need your help for legality reasons that any students that leave to go home at lunch must have parent consent. 

Parents of our Gr. 4-7 parents can send a signed note dated for the entire school year that allows your child to leave to go to your residence for the lunch hour. We will keep a list of those students and keep the letter in your child’s file. 

Should you prefer just to send a note on a day you are allowing your child to go home, a daily note that is brought to the office is also permitted. We will keep that note on file as well for the day your child left our campus. 

Your child’s friends are not permitted to leave with your child unless both parents give consent in writing. 

I hope you can appreciate that staff at Aberdeen cannot just have students signing out and going to your home without your authorization. 

As the Principal I am legally responsible for your children and at no time should any child leave our campus without parent and principal consent. Thank you for your help!

 

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS- Thanks to so many of you that have completed this process. Moving forward after this week this information will be accessed on our Aberdeen Website. I think you have all done a superb job completing this for us!

 

ALL PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS/ADULTS that are going on ANY trip with your class, are driving as volunteers or are coming into support with class special events must have a CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK. This is posted on our website as well under Volunteer/Get Involved for how to complete a Criminal Record Check and I have put the document below with the access code for our school. Parents will not receive a copy of the report- just the school. 

 

Online application for Volunteer's Criminal Record Checks

Please use access code: 4TXH9C6NSB

 

 

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. https://www.sd73.bc.ca/en/our-district-board/register-for-school.aspx

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR Neighbourhood Program is Feb. 6-10th

3. ORDER YOUR ABERDEEN PINK SHIRT DAY! OUR SCHOOL LOGO WILL BE ON THE SLEEVE! I have been working with Local Company JRCUSTOM T’s! If you need a pink shirt for Feb. 22 consider ordering. ORDERS are due FEB. 9th! #youbelonghere

 

https://aberdeenelm.square.site/

 

3. Montessori Parents: Please return your Intention for Montessori Program 2023-2024 Letter by Feb. 13, 2023

4. MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL- I have added instructions at the end of this update to ensure you are all signed up for when REPORT CARDS are published February 2, 2023. Teachers have written their written the report cards and Ms. Crawford will send you an email on Thursday when the Report Card upload is complete. As usual, should you have any concerns after reading the report card please contact your child’s teacher.

5. Please complete the MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY by FEB. 10. ALL PARENTS are encouraged to do complete this. At present I have a 41% Completion Rate. Here are the instructions again. 

Please use the DIRECT ACCESS log in (right hand side).

To complete the survey:

  1. Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 
  2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.
  3. Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”
  5. Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday January 30:

*Mrs. Clarke’s Gr. 7’s to McQueen Lake Day 1

*FVP Ambrosia Apples

*Mrs. Hatch and Mrs. Fortems to Freeze Athletics 12-2

 

Tuesday January 31:

*Mrs. Clarke’s Gr. 7’s to McQueen Lake Day 2

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

*Mrs. Hindle’s Class to Stake Lake 

*Tier 1 Boys Basketball C @ LGES, Tier 1 Boys Basketball R @ Sk’elep

 

Wednesday February 1:

*GLOBAL SCHOOL PLAY DAY

*WORLD READ ALOUD DAY

*CanCode Coding Program for Chretien and Clarke’s classes Am 

*Tier 3 Girls Basketball @HOME vs Pac Way , Tier 3 Boys Basketball @ Westmount

 

Thursday February 2:

*PAC HOT LUNCH  Senor Froggies

*Mrs. Bale’s class Brain Injury Presentation 1:15

*SEMESTER I REPORT CARDS published to MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL 

*Skating Sandman Ross’ class 10:30 to 11:30

*Tier 1 Girls Basketball C @ RLC, Tier 1 Girls Basketball R @ Sk’elep

 

Friday February 3:

*NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- No School for Students. Teachers will be engaged in Professional Development opportunities.

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN ELEMENTARY:

 

Kindergarten Registration is Feb. 6-10 for Catchment Neighbourhood Program. Please come into the school to see Ms. Flynn.

 

Monday February 6:

*Hatch and Fortems to Freeze Athletics  11-1 pm 

*WINTER WARM UP STARTS! All students to bring a can of soup or a couple! Our Student Advisory Committee is doing a Food Bank Drive. 

 

Tuesday February 7:

*Tier 1 Boys Basketball C @Pac Way , Tier 1 Boys R @ home vs. DT

*PAC Meeting 6 pm

 

Wednesday February 8:

*Skating at Mac Island for Kruisselbrink, Clark and Chretien’s classes 10:30-11:30

*Tier 3 Basketball G @ home vs Westmount, Tier 3 Basketball B @ Pac Way

 

Thursday February 9:

*LAST DAY TO ORDER PINK SHIRTS

*Skating at Sandman for Salewich and Bale’s classes 9:15-10:15 

*Tier 1 Girls Basketball C @ home vs Pac Way , Tier 1 Girls Basketball R @ Beattie

 

Friday February 10:

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Wok

*LAST DAY TO COMPLETE MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY

*Grade 3-7 School Heritage Stamp Designs due to Mrs. DeFehr 

*Wear your school colors

*PAC Valentine Dance 4-7 pm 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 We are looking for someone to manage a Spotify playlist at the dance Feb 10th  4-7pm.

We have no DJ and really need someone with music talent to help!

 

 Fundraiser

West coast seed fundraiser- Seeds arriving by Feb 20th.

Epicure fundraiser will run on munchalunch Feb 13-27th.

Dance is Feb 10th 4-7pm everyone. $2 tickets. Pizza preorders available on munchalunch with limited slices available at the dance for purchase along with other snacks. Song request sign up sheets will go up Monday 30th at the school until Feb 7th. Please let us know what you want to hear.

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL INFORMATION

REPORT CARDS WILL ONLY BE PUBLISHED TO THE PARENT PORTAL

 

Earlier this year you received an automated email when a parent portal account was created for you.  This email is a reminder of that portal account and how to log in to access the information within it.

 

I encourage you to practice signing into the account so that when report cards are posted there in early February you will be able to access and view the report card.  

 

The parent portal is part of the MyEducation BC system that is used throughout the province for managing student information. The Parent Portal allows parents/guardians access to the MyEdBC system where you can view report cards, attendance, demographics, student portfolios, and progress toward graduation. 


If you have already been using the MyEducation BC software, you will not have received a new account notification. Your login for MyEducation BC is the email address you gave to the school.  If you have forgotten your password, you can click on 'I forgot my password' and a new one will be sent to your email.

 

For a detailed explanation on how to login and navigate through the portal please click on this information page (Click here MyED73 Parent/Student Portal Information), or watch this video on how to log in and view a report card (click here). 

 

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact the school office.

 

To access the parent portal you will need to complete the following steps. 

 

(This is from the initial email sent to you when the portal account was created earlier this year)

 

 

Welcome to the Kamloops/Thompson MyEducation BC PARENT PORTAL which will allow access to see grades, attendance and other information on your child(ren). Each parent or guardian or household will have their own separate account.

To Access the MyEducation BC System
 


1.  Visit 
www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen 


2.  Make sure popups are enabled for your browser.
 


3.  Your user name (LOGIN ID) will be: ________________
 


4.  Your temporary password will be:  _________         (NOTE: Both user name and password are case sensitive.  New Password requirements:  Must be at least 8 characters, including a capital letter, a symbol and a number.)
 


5.   Enter your username (LOGIN ID) and password then click “Log On” to access the system.  You will be prompted to change your password and fill out some information so that in the future you can click "I forgot my password" to receive a new password.
 

  

Once inside the MyEducation BC system you can navigate around to view information for your student(s). 

  

For a detailed explanation on how to login and navigate through the portal please click on this information page (Click here MyED73 Parent/Student Portal Information), or watch this video on how to log in and view a report card (click here). 

 

The first time you login, you will be able to access the “Family” tab at the top of the screen to review demographic information.  However, until we post report cards in early February, you may see some errors when clicking on links in the “Recent Activity” area. 

 

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact the school office.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Thank you for your support this January! Parents we could not do it without you! We are grateful for all you do to ensure your kids are thriving!)

 Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update Jan. 23-27, 2023
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for JANUARY 23-27th, 2023

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS

ALL PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS/ADULTS that are going on ANY trip with your class, are driving as volunteers or are coming into support with class special events must have a CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK. This is posted on our website as well under Volunteer/Get Involved for how to complete a Criminal Record Check and I have put the document below with the access code for our school. Parents will not receive a copy of the report- just the school. 

 

Online application for Volunteer's Criminal Record Checks

Please use access code: 4TXH9C6NSB

 

 

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. https://www.sd73.bc.ca/en/our-district-board/register-for-school.aspx

School of Choice Registration for Montessori is January 23-27 and Neighbourhood Program is Feb. 6-10th. Montessori Registrations must be completed by 12:00 on Friday January 27. All registrations need to be taken to the School Board Office by administration for the Lottery process after twelve o’clock. 

3. ORDER YOUR ABERDEEN PINK SHIRT DAY! OUR SCHOOL LOGO WILL BE ON THE SLEEVE! I have been working with Local Company JRCUSTOM T’s! If you need a pink shirt for Feb. 22 consider ordering. ORDERS are due FEB. 9th! #youbelonghere

 

https://aberdeenelm.square.site/

 

3. Montessori Parents: Please return your Intention for Montessori Program 2023-2024 Letter by Feb. 13, 2023

4. MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL- I have added instructions at the end of this update to ensure you are all signed up for when REPORT CARDS are published in February to the parent portal. A paper copy of the report card will not be coming home. 

5. Please complete the MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY by FEB. 10. ALL PARENTS are encouraged to do complete this. At present I have a 35% Completion Rate. Here are the instructions again. 

Please use the DIRECT ACCESS log in (right hand side).

To complete the survey:

  1. Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 
  2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.
  3. Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”
  5. Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

SD73's January Parent Engagement Session is quickly approaching, details as follows:

 

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

*via Zoom
Cybersafe from Exploitation

Presented by Tiana Sharifi, Founder - Sexual Exploitation Education


Come learn about all forms of sexual exploitation amongst teens and online, the current trends, the warning signs, and the practical steps parents can take in keeping their teens safe. This presentation will provide engaging and relevant information through games and activities.

 

What is exploitation?

Most often referred to as "sexual exploitation", it involves a minor exchanging a sexual act for something in return - often times, something they feel they are lacking. With over 90% being facilitated online, sexual exploitation is affecting teens of all backgrounds and genders.

 

Forms of digital sexual exploitation

Pressures into sexting, Sending nudes online, Digital blackmail into, Sextortion, Online grooming by predators, Making money off of sexual posts



Register here to receive the ZOOM link: HERE

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

SCHOOL OF CHOICE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION January 23-January 27 *NOON deadline on Friday Jan. 27

THIS IS IN PERSON. Please come see Mrs. Flynn in the office. 

 

LITERACY WEEK!

UNPLUG AND PLAY WEEK!

 

Monday January 23:

*Dress as Your Favourite Book Character

*K/1 classes of Denison and Salewich(Clark) to Freeze Athletics  11-1

 

Tuesday January 24:

*Wear A Quote on your shirt 

*Basketball League Play begins: Tier 1 Boys C- @ Home, Tier 1 Boys R @OLPH

 

Wednesday January 25:

*Basketball League Play begins for Tier 3 Boys @ home, Tier 3 Girls @ OLPH

*Word Story Contest 

*Skating  Mac Island for Perren and Donas Classes 11:15

 

Thursday January 26:

*Basketball League Play begins for Tier 1 Girls C @ Westsyde, Tier 1 Girls R @ Aberdeen

*Keep a Poem in Your Pocket 

 

Friday January 27:

*PAC HOT LUNCH Pizza Now

*READ MY SHIRT DAY

*Mr. Hine’s Class to TCC for WolfPack Day

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday January 30:

*Mrs. Clarke’s Gr. 7’s to McQueen Lake Day 1

*FVP Ambrosia Apples

*Mrs. Hatch and Mrs. Fortems to Freeze Athletics 12-2

 

Tuesday January 31:

*Mrs. Clarke’s Gr. 7’s to McQueen Lake Day 2

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

*Mrs. Hindle’s Class to Stake Lake 

*Tier 1 Boys Basketball C @ LGES, Tier 1 Boys Basketball R @ Sk’elep

 

Wednesday February 1:

*GLOBAL SCHOOL PLAY DAY

*WORLD READ ALOUD DAY

*Tier 3 Girls Basketball @HOME vs Pac Way , Tier 3 Boys Basketball @ Westmount

 

Thursday February 2:

*PAC HOT LUNCH  Senor Froggies

*SEMESTER I REPORT CARDS published to MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL 

*Skating Sandman Ross’ class 10:30 to 11:30

*Tier 1 Girls Basketball C @ RLC, Tier 1 Girls Basketball R @ Sk’elep

 

Friday February 3:

*NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- No School for Students. Teachers will be engaged in Professional Development opportunities.

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

 We are looking for someone to manage a Spotify playlist at the dance Feb 10th  4-7pm.

We have no DJ and really need someone with music talent to help!

 

 Fundraiser

West coast seed fundraiser will run Jan 6th to 28th. Seeds arriving by Feb 20th.

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL INFORMATION

REPORT CARDS WILL ONLY BE PUBLISHED TO THE PARENT PORTAL

 

Earlier this year you received an automated email when a parent portal account was created for you.  This email is a reminder of that portal account and how to log in to access the information within it.

 

I encourage you to practice signing into the account so that when report cards are posted there in early February you will be able to access and view the report card.  

 

The parent portal is part of the MyEducation BC system that is used throughout the province for managing student information. The Parent Portal allows parents/guardians access to the MyEdBC system where you can view report cards, attendance, demographics, student portfolios, and progress toward graduation. 


If you have already been using the MyEducation BC software, you will not have received a new account notification. Your login for MyEducation BC is the email address you gave to the school.  If you have forgotten your password, you can click on 'I forgot my password' and a new one will be sent to your email.

 

For a detailed explanation on how to login and navigate through the portal please click on this information page (Click here MyED73 Parent/Student Portal Information), or watch this video on how to log in and view a report card (click here). 

 

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact the school office.

 

To access the parent portal you will need to complete the following steps. 

 

(This is from the initial email sent to you when the portal account was created earlier this year)

 

 

Welcome to the Kamloops/Thompson MyEducation BC PARENT PORTAL which will allow access to see grades, attendance and other information on your child(ren). Each parent or guardian or household will have their own separate account.

To Access the MyEducation BC System
 


1.  Visit 
www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen 


2.  Make sure popups are enabled for your browser.
 


3.  Your user name (LOGIN ID) will be: ________________
 


4.  Your temporary password will be:  _________         (NOTE: Both user name and password are case sensitive.  New Password requirements:  Must be at least 8 characters, including a capital letter, a symbol and a number.)
 


5.   Enter your username (LOGIN ID) and password then click “Log On” to access the system.  You will be prompted to change your password and fill out some information so that in the future you can click "I forgot my password" to receive a new password.
 

  

Once inside the MyEducation BC system you can navigate around to view information for your student(s). 

  

For a detailed explanation on how to login and navigate through the portal please click on this information page (Click here MyED73 Parent/Student Portal Information), or watch this video on how to log in and view a report card (click here). 

 

The first time you login, you will be able to access the “Family” tab at the top of the screen to review demographic information.  However, until we post report cards in early February, you may see some errors when clicking on links in the “Recent Activity” area. 

 

I encourage you to practice signing in so that when report cards are posted in early February you are ready to go. 

 

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact the school office.

 

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Two weeks in a row I have had the Assistant Superintendents at our school. I was very proud to talk about your children, our staff and how our school is thriving.)

 ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE JAN. 16-20, 2023
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for JANUARY 16-20th, 2023

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS

ALL PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS/ADULTS that are going on ANY trip with your class, are driving as volunteers or are coming into support with class special events must have a CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK. This is posted on our website as well under Volunteer/Get Involved for how to complete a Criminal Record Check and I have put the document below with the access code for our school. Parents will not receive a copy of the report- just the school. 

 

Online application for Volunteer's Criminal Record Checks

Please use access code: 4TXH9C6NSB

 

 

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. https://www.sd73.bc.ca/en/our-district-board/register-for-school.aspx

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2023 information is now posted to the School District Website. School of Choice Registration for Montessori is January 23-27 and Neighbourhood Program is Feb. 6-10th

3. Return PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL FORMS by January 18th. Many kids have taken a copy on blue paper and will be asking for your support to fill it out. 

4. ORDER YOUR ABERDEEN PINK SHIRT DAY! OUR SCHOOL LOGO WILL BE ON THE SLEEVE! I have been working with Local Company JRCUSTOM T’s! If you need a pink shirt for Feb. 22 consider ordering. ORDERS are due FEB. 9th! #youbelonghere

 

https://aberdeenelm.square.site/

 

 

4. Basketball Schedules will come home this week. All drivers for Basketball need to have a Criminal Record Check and Ensure they have a current Volunteer Driving Form for the 2022-2023 School Year. This cannot be from last year. 

5. MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL- I have added instructions at the end of this update to ensure you are all signed up for when REPORT CARDS are published in February to the parent portal. A paper copy of the report card will not be coming home. 

6. Please complete the MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY by FEB. 10. ALL PARENTS are encouraged to do complete this. At present I have a 30% Completion Rate. Here are the instructions again from my Jan. 4 Email with details about how to complete it:

Please use the DIRECT ACCESS log in (right hand side).

To complete the survey:

  1. Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 
  2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.
  3. Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”
  5. Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

 

7.A parent reached out to me about a course she is taking. She has sent me the following and HIGHLY recommends this to our Aberdeen Parents. Her words “Here is the link to the anxiety parenting site, it is a game changer.”- Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Confident Parents: Thriving Kids (cmhacptk.ca)

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Confident Parents: Thriving Kids

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids helps you develop skills and strategies to support your child to manage anxiety or behaviour challenges, through a series of online videos (for anxiety) or workbooks (for behaviour) and activities, supported by coaching sessions by phone.

welcome.cmhacptk.ca

 

SD73's January Parent Engagement Session is quickly approaching, details as follows:

 

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

*via Zoom
Cybersafe from Exploitation

Presented by Tiana Sharifi, Founder - Sexual Exploitation Education


Come learn about all forms of sexual exploitation amongst teens and online, the current trends, the warning signs, and the practical steps parents can take in keeping their teens safe. This presentation will provide engaging and relevant information through games and activities.

 

What is exploitation?

Most often referred to as "sexual exploitation", it involves a minor exchanging a sexual act for something in return - often times, something they feel they are lacking. With over 90% being facilitated online, sexual exploitation is affecting teens of all backgrounds and genders.

 

Forms of digital sexual exploitation

Pressures into sexting, Sending nudes online, Digital blackmail into, Sextortion, Online grooming by predators, Making money off of sexual posts



Register here to receive the ZOOM link: HERE

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday January 16:

*Fruit and Veggie Program Delivery- Pears

*K/1 classes of Denison and Salewich(Clark) to Freeze Athletics  11-1

*Skating for all three Year 1/2/3 Montessori Classes Sandman 10:30-11:30

*Lockdown Practice Drill #2 requirement by SD73- please talk to your children that this is just a practice in the event of an emergency. 

 

Tuesday January 17:

*No School Wide events or themed days

 

Wednesday January 18:

*Pizza with the Principal Forms due back 

*Mrs. Hindle’s Class to Curling 

 

Thursday January 19:

*No School Wide events or themed days

 

Friday January 20:

*SKSS Band Visit Gr. 3-7 students 10:15 

*Wear school colors

*Assistant Superintendent Vessy Mochikas Visit to Aberdeen 11:00 am 

*PAC Hot Lunch Senior Froggies Pasta

*UnPlug and Play Book coming home for Literacy week

*PAC Movie Night doors open at 5:30- Movie at 6 pm

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

SCHOOL OF CHOICE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION January 23-January 27 *NOON deadline on Friday Jan. 27

THIS IS IN PERSON. Please come see Mrs. Flynn in the office. 

 

LITERACY WEEK!

UNPLUG AND PLAY WEEK!

 

Monday January 23:

*Dress as Your Favourite Book Character

*K/1 classes of Denison and Salewich(Clark) to Freeze Athletics  11-1

 

Tuesday January 24:

*Wear A Quote on your shirt 

*Basketball League Play begins: Tier 1 Boys C- @ Home, Tier 1 Boys R @OLPH

 

Wednesday January 25:

*Basketball League Play begins for Tier 3 Boys @ home, Tier 3 Girls @ OLPH

*Word Story Contest 

*Skating  Sandman for Perren and Donas Classes 11:15

 

Thursday January 26:

*Basketball League Play begins for Tier 1 Girls C @ Westsyde, Tier 1 Girls R @ Aberdeen

*Keep a Poem in Your Pocket 

 

Friday January 27:

*PAC HOT LUNCH Pizza Now

*READ MY SHIRT DAY

*Mr. Hine’s Class to TCC for WolfPack Day

 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

Correction: Movie Night Will Show Lyle Lyle Crocodile NOT Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

 

Movie Night Info

Friday, Jan 20.  Gym doors open at 5:30 PM.  Movie starts at 6:00 PM.

Sign up to volunteer at the concession etc.

Pre order tickets and pizza at munchalunch.com until Monday, Jan 16 @ 8 PM.

 

Need to Cancel Your Pizza Order?

If you do not want to see Lyle Lyle Crocodile and you ordered pizza, you can cancel your order for a credit on munchalunch.

 

 

 

Fundraiser

West coast seed fundraiser will run Jan 6th to 28th. Seeds arriving by Feb 20th.

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

MYEDBC PARENT PORTAL INFORMATION

REPORT CARDS WILL ONLY BE PUBLISHED TO THE PARENT PORTAL SO THIS IS A MUST DO!

 

Earlier this year you received an automated email when a parent portal account was created for you.  This email is a reminder of that portal account and how to log in to access the information within it.

 

I encourage you to practice signing into the account so that when report cards are posted there in early February you will be able to access and view the report card.  

 

The parent portal is part of the MyEducation BC system that is used throughout the province for managing student information. The Parent Portal allows parents/guardians access to the MyEdBC system where you can view report cards, attendance, demographics, student portfolios, and progress toward graduation. 


If you have already been using the MyEducation BC software, you will not have received a new account notification. Your login for MyEducation BC is the email address you gave to the school.  If you have forgotten your password, you can click on 'I forgot my password' and a new one will be sent to your email.

 

For a detailed explanation on how to login and navigate through the portal please click on this information page (Click here MyED73 Parent/Student Portal Information), or watch this video on how to log in and view a report card (click here). 

 

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact the school office.

 

To access the parent portal you will need to complete the following steps. 

 

(This is from the initial email sent to you when the portal account was created earlier this year)

 

 

Welcome to the Kamloops/Thompson MyEducation BC PARENT PORTAL which will allow access to see grades, attendance and other information on your child(ren). Each parent or guardian or household will have their own separate account.

To Access the MyEducation BC System
 


1.  Visit 
www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen 


2.  Make sure popups are enabled for your browser.
 


3.  Your user name (LOGIN ID) will be: ________________
 


4.  Your temporary password will be:  _________         (NOTE: Both user name and password are case sensitive.  New Password requirements:  Must be at least 8 characters, including a capital letter, a symbol and a number.)
 


5.   Enter your username (LOGIN ID) and password then click “Log On” to access the system.  You will be prompted to change your password and fill out some information so that in the future you can click "I forgot my password" to receive a new password.
 

  

Once inside the MyEducation BC system you can navigate around to view information for your student(s). 

  

For a detailed explanation on how to login and navigate through the portal please click on this information page (Click here MyED73 Parent/Student Portal Information), or watch this video on how to log in and view a report card (click here). 

 

The first time you login, you will be able to access the “Family” tab at the top of the screen to review demographic information.  However, until we post report cards in early February, you may see some errors when clicking on links in the “Recent Activity” area. 

 

I encourage you to practice signing in so that when report cards are posted in early February you are ready to go. 

 

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact the school office.

 

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Thank you parents for all of your support ALL OF THE TIME! The staff and I are extremely grateful.)

 ABERDEEN Parent Weekly Update Jan. 9-13, 2023
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for JANUARY 9-13th, 2023

 

  WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

DROP OFF ZONE AND VAN HORNE DR. – Parents a truly heartfelt plea from me to all of you to please use the drop off zone as intended. You pull in and your kids exit from the right-hand side of your vehicle. AT NO TIME do you park and leave your vehicle if in that area above our staff parking lot along the fence line adjacent to the school. 

This is causing much distress for other parents who need to pull into the drop off lane and get to work. Please go find parking on other streets, farther down Van Horne or in the lower lot if there is still space. Thank you for the help. IT IS A DROP OFF ZONE- NOT A PARKING SPOT. 

 

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS

ALL PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS/ADULTS that are going on ANY trip with your class, are driving as volunteers or are coming into support with class special events must have a CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK. This is posted on our website as well under Volunteer/Get Involved for how to complete a Criminal Record Check and I have put the document below with the access code for our school. 

 

Online application for Volunteer's Criminal Record Checks

Please use access code: 4TXH9C6NSB

  

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. https://www.sd73.bc.ca/en/our-district-board/register-for-school.aspx

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2023 information is now posted to the School District Website. School of Choice Registration for Montessori is January 23-27 and Neighbourhood Program is Feb. 6-10th

3. Return PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL FORMS by January 18th. Many kids have taken a copy on blue paper and will be asking for your support to fill it out. 

4. Basketball Schedules should be public early next week. Your child if playing on a team will bring that home to you. Please encourage your child to go to Basketball Shooting Practice at recess times. Please ensure your permission form and fee have been returned. They are now overdue. 

5. Please complete the MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY by FEB. 10. ALL PARENTS are encouraged to do complete this. At present I only have a 15% Completion Rate. Here are the instructions again from my Jan. 4 Email with details about how to complete it:

Over the next month, School District 73 is participating in the 2023 Ministry of Education Electronic Anonymous School Learning Survey Project in cooperation with all other school districts throughout the Province. Parents can complete the Internet Electronic Anonymous Surveys, providing immediate satisfaction level results to the school and the district. Please complete this survey by Friday February 10, 2023.

For 2023: Students at Aberdeen Elementary in Grades 4, and 7 will complete the survey. All Parents/Guardians K-7 are being given the opportunity to complete the survey; and all Staff associated with a School can complete the survey. Students will use their PEN numbers when logging in, staff and parents have direct access with no codes needed to complete the survey. Please use the DIRECT ACCESS log in (right hand side).

To complete the survey:

  1. Go to any computer that has an up-to-date internet browser access at home or work. Go to http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm You can also enter through our school website under the PARENT/STUDENTS/ SUPPORT HELP TOP TAB  and then in the 'drop down' menu select MINISTRY STUDENT LEARNING SURVEY. 
  2. Find our district and school name and language you prefer.
  3. Complete the survey by clicking on the 'radio buttons” for each question. Move to the next set of questions by clicking on NEXT in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. When you are finished the survey, you will get a message “Thank you for sharing your views.”
  5. Once complete, our school will have the results immediately. Your views are completely anonymous, but very helpful in planning for our school. 

Thank you for participating. I would love to see all of you take part if possible!

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Please welcome new staff members to Aberdeen. 

Mrs. Bregoliss is now on Maternity Leave so Miss Eliza Beadry is the new teacher until June in our Montessori 1/2/3 class.

Mrs. Salewich is off until the end of February. Mrs. Joanna Clark is the TTOC covering this extended absence. 

Mrs. Tracy Van Damme is also on leave as our CEA. Thank you to Mrs. Deanna Selver who is covering this position for us. 

 

Monday January 9:

*PAC Hot Chocolate Day- MY APOLOGIES- this is CANCELLED. No hot chocolate will be served today. 

*K/1 classes of Denison and Salewich(Clark) to Freeze Athletics  11-1

 

Tuesday January 10:

*No School Wide events or themed days

*We should find out who is replacing Mrs.Nixon when she leaves us to go to Dallas Elementary as Vice Principal today. 

 

Wednesday January 11:

*Assistant Superintendent Grant Reilly visiting Aberdeen 9:00 am

*Schools of Choice Information Night for new K Parents 6:30

 

Thursday January 12:

*Skating Sandman 9:15 Fortems and Elliott

 

Friday January 13:

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Wok 

*Spirit Day- Wear Aberdeen colors and clothing

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

Monday January 16:

*Fruit and Veggie Program Delivery- Pears

*K/1 classes of Denison and Salewich(Clark) to Freeze Athletics  11-1

*Skating for all three Year 1/2/3 Montessori Classes Sandman 10:30-11:30

*Lockdown Practice Drill #2 requirement by SD73

 

Tuesday January 17:

*No School Wide events or themed days

 

Wednesday January 18:

*Pizza with the Principal Forms due back 

*Mrs. Hindle’s Class to Curling 

 

Thursday January 19:

*No School Wide events or themed days

 

Friday January 20:

*SKSS Band Visit Gr. 3-7 students 10:15 

*Assistant Superintendent Vessy Mochikas Visit to Aberdeen 11:00 am 

*PAC Hot Lunch Senior Froggies Pasta

*PAC Movie Night doors open at 5:30- Movie at 6 pm

 

SCHOOL OF CHOICE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION January 23-January 27 *NOON deadline on Friday Jan. 27

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

JANUARY:

Movie Night - Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Friday, Jan 20. Gym doors open 5:30 PM. Movie starts 6:00 PM.

Preorder tickets and pizza at Munchalunch.com.

Sign up to volunteer at the concession etc.

 

 

Fundraiser

West coast seed fundraiser will run Jan 6th to 20th. Seeds arriving by Feb 20th.

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (What a great first week back for 2023! Thank you for sending us your wonderful children each day!)

 ABERDEEN Parent Weekly Update Jan. 3-6, 2023
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for JANUARY 3-6th, 2023

  WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

WELCOME BACK AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE:

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS

ALL PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS/ADULTS that are going on ANY trip with your class, are driving as volunteers or are coming into support with class special events must have a CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK. PLEASE KNOW THIS IS A DISTRICT DECISION not a Principal decision. All schools will be transitioning to this practice. This is posted on our website as well under Volunteer/Get Involved for how to complete a Criminal Record Check and I have put the document below with the access code for our school. I would suggest that ANY parents that want to be considered to help us please get this in place immediately. 

 

Online application for Volunteer's Criminal Record Checks

Please use access code: 4TXH9C6NSB

 

 

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. REMINDER to SEND INSIDE SHOES back for Jan. 3. A change of socks/pants this time of year is also a good idea!

3. https://www.sd73.bc.ca/en/our-district-board/register-for-school.aspx

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2023 information is now posted to the School District Website. Please see attached list of dates. More information coming home in the January Newsletter.

4. Basketball Practice Schedule is being finalized by Ms. Crawford. Practices will mostly be early morning or afterschool. Permission forms to be returned January 3-6 please. Athletes on our teams will rotate in the gym at recess time for extra practice (M/W/F and T/Th will rotate between girls and boys)

5. Read the JANUARY NEWSLETTER for 2023 emailed home in a separate email

6. Return PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL FORMS at the end of the January newsletter.

7. Please consider completing our School Learning Plan Survey. We only have 106 responses and would love more. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WEbPHGrydf7RnxR-6HdSa2UEQyu8TVdiHb31p20qlMc/edit

Please note that a parent on the survey was upset that we don’t open the gym doors for the Winter concert before 6 pm with the concert starting at 6:30 pm. I hope parents understand that I can’t open the doors unless all teachers have arrived and are in the classrooms to supervise the students while you wait in the gym. This is not to be unkind to parents, it is a supervision matter. 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday January 2:

*NO SCHOOL ABERDEEN ELEMENTARY CLOSED

 

Tuesday January 3:

*School resumes for 2023

*Choice Days Schedule begins at Lunch time- see schedule of choices at the end of the January newsletter 

*Basketball Recess Shooting Practice Schedule begins

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm in the library

 

Wednesday January 4:

*Student Advisory Council Meeting 12:10 with Mrs. Stafford 

 

Thursday January 5:

*No school wide themed days or events 

 

Friday January 6:

*PAC Hot Lunch. Senior Froggies Mexican

*SPIRIT DAY- Wear your School Colors

*Skating at Sandman 10:30 Donas and Marsh’s classes 

*Ensure all Basketball Permission forms have been returned

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday January 9:

*PAC Hot Chocolate Day(we will use the same REVERSE CONSENT from the first PAC HOT LUNCH) Please notify the teacher if YOU DO NOT want your child to have hot chocolate. 

*K/1 classes of Hatch, Fortems, Denison and Salewich to Freeze Athletics  11-1

 

Tuesday January 10:

*No School Wide events or themed days

 

Wednesday January 11:

*Assistant Superintendent Grant Reilly visiting Aberdeen 9:00 am

*Schools of Choice Information Night for new K Parents 6:30

 

Thursday January 12:

*Skating Sandman 9:15 Fortems and Elliott

 

Friday January 13:

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Wok 

*Spirit Day- Wear Aberdeen colors and clothing

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

JANUARY:

 

PAC MOVIE NIGHT! 
Movie Night Friday, Jan 20th

Vote on what movie to watch

Sign up to volunteer at the concession etc.

Preordering tickets and pizza will be available next week at Munchalunch.com

 

 

Fundraiser

West coast seed fundraiser will run Jan 6th to 20th. Seeds arriving by Feb 20th.

 

The January PAC Meeting is Tuesday January 3, 2022 at 6 pm in the library. ALL PARENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME. 


Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (HAPPY NEW YEAR! I can’t wait to see your kids!)

 Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update Dec. 12-16, 2022
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for DECEMBER 12-16th, 2022

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE:

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS

Effective immediately, ALL PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS/ADULTS that are going on ANY trip with your class, are driving as volunteers or are coming into support with class special events must have a CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK. PLEASE KNOW THIS IS A DISTRICT DECISION not a Principal decision. All schools will be transitioning to this practice. This is posted on our website as well under Volunteer/Get Involved for how to complete a Criminal Record Check and I have put the document below with the access code for our school. I would suggest that ANY parents that want to be considered to help us please get this in place immediately. We need all parents that will be driving to basketball games or helping with Choice Days need this in place prior to January 2023. An adult cannot attend or come into the classroom until Stacey Flynn receives your cleared Criminal Record Check. Please know your check is in place for three years and is of no cost to parents. Thanks to so many that have done this already- we are already getting them back which is amazing!

 

Online application for Volunteer's Criminal Record Checks

Please use access code: 4TXH9C6NSB

 

 

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

3. WINTER CONCERTS:  INTERMEDIATE WINTER CONCERT Wednesday Dec. 14th at 6:30 pm. WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE EVERYONE! Congratulations to our BEST SEATS and BEST PARKING WINNERS! LOOK FOR YOUR NAMES!

4. Please take a moment to complete our Parent School Learning Plan Survey. We need your input and want to hear your views. It will literally take one minute of your time. Thanks to all that completed this at the Primary Winter Concert. 

We need your input for our presentation to the Board of Education in February and you are our VIP’s of Knowledge about your children!

https://forms.gle/F5vWyyGwa5WoMZiy8

Please complete by Dec. 14 

5. LOST AND FOUND- Please ask your children to check the lost and found as all items will be donated after Friday Dec. 16

6. https://www.sd73.bc.ca/en/our-district-board/register-for-school.aspx

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2023 information is now posted to the School District Website. Please see attached list of dates. More information coming home in the January Newsletter.

7. PHOTOS WITH SANTA Dec. 12- See attachment from our PAC Organizing this event!  You can sign up for your Santa photos here if there are any spots left. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49ada829aafec16-santa

8. Basketball Practice Schedule is being finalized by Ms. Crawford. Practices will mostly be early morning or afterschool. Permission forms to come home in January. Athletes on our teams will rotate in the gym at recess time for extra practice (M/W/F and T/Th will rotate between girls and boys)

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday December 12:

*PAC Santa Photos in the Library 4 pm to 7:30 pm

 

Tuesday December 13:

*Book Club Meeting for any intermediate students  who are interested in Mr. Hine’s room at 12:05 with Parent Trista Hill in preparation for January Choice Days

*Gr. 6 Make Up Immunizations 

 

Wednesday December 14:

*Winter Concert for Intermediates 1:30 (K-3 students watch senior students perform. This performance is not for parent viewing)

*Winter Concert for Parents 6:30 pm *WE CAN’T WAIT to see ALL OF OUR PARENTS!

 

Thursday December 15:

*Red and Green Day Spirit Day

*Skating Graffunder and Woodley Sandman 9:15 

*Winter Indigenous Story for the whole school outside 9:30 

 

Friday December 16:

*Last Day before Winter Break

*Clean out lockers and desks

*SPIRIT DAY- PJ DAY

*SCHOOL SING A LONG in the GYM 9:15 am 

 

School Resumes in 2023 on Tuesday January 3, 2023!

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK! WINTER VACATION!

Mrs. DeFehr will send out an update as we return to school in January!

Have a great holiday, a magical Christmas and enjoy every moment with your kids. 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

DECEMBER:

Events

Santa photos 4-7:30pm Dec 12th in the school library. Hot chocolate, colouring sheets, candy canes and a photo with Santa (photos will be taken on family's phone for them)

Santa Photo sign up will be sent out on wed Nov 30th. 


JANUARY:

 

Events

Movie Night - Jan 20th

Watch for movie vote Jan 3rd-6th.

Movie Night - Friday, Jan 20, 2023

     - 1 volunteer needed to organize it

     - detailed instructions will be provided

     - takes 4 hours to organize plus 4 hours the day of the event.

     - email Aberdeen.PAC2191@gmail.com to volunteer.

 

Fundraiser

West coast seed fundraiser will run Jan 6th to 20th. Seeds arriving by Feb 20th.

 

The January PAC Meeting is Tuesday January 3, 2022 at 6 pm in the library. ALL PARENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME. 


Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!)

 Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update For December 5 to December 9th, 2022
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for DECEMBER 5 to DECEMBER 9th, 2022

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 ACTION ITEMS:

 VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE:

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS

Effective immediately, ALL PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS/ADULTS that are going on ANY trip with your class, are driving as volunteers or are coming into support with class special events must have a CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK. PLEASE KNOW THIS IS A DISTRICT DECISION not a Principal decision. All schools will be transitioning to this practice. This is posted on our website as well under Volunteer/Get Involved for how to complete a Criminal Record Check and I have put the document below with the access code for our school. I would suggest that ANY parents that want to be considered to help us please get this in place immediately. We need all parents that will be driving to basketball games or helping with Choice Days need this in place prior to January 2023. An adult cannot attend or come into the classroom until Stacey Flynn receives your cleared Criminal Record Check. Please know your check is in place for three years and is of no cost to parents. 

 

Online application for Volunteer's Criminal Record Checks

Please use access code: 4TXH9C6NSB

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS OF THE BEST SEATS AND BEST PARKING SPOT in the LOT DRAW for our WINTER CONCERTS:

Primary Concert BEST SEATS:

Terri Deneef

Anna Cheung

Leslie Welch 

Kimberley Macleod

 

Primary Concert BEST PARKING:

Corinne Schelle

Sheena Cecchini

Christi Reimche

 

Intermediate Concert BEST SEATS:

Honeywell Tulabing

Cory Robinson

Anthony Varesi 

Nicole Hall 

 

Intermediate Concert BEST PARKING:

Tessa Ozubko

Mario Paz

Lauren and Dustin Bryant 

 

Parking Parent winners will see saved signs on cones in the parking lot with their names on them. 

Concert Seat Parent winners will see saved signs on seats in the gym with their last names on them. 

Thanks to everyone that entered!

 

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. Parents- please just a reminder that upon your arrival at our campus all parents must check in at the MAIN OFFICE. Even though we have side doors open now for our staff and students in our four portables to come inside, these doors are not for parent use at any time. At drop off and pick up, parents are to remain on the exterior of the doors. With 500 students and 50 staff, adding parents to the inside is not feasible. This is no different than practices we had at Juniper Ridge and École Lloyd George when I was Principal there. The school is too large. Should you wish to speak to a teacher, please call or email to book an appointment. If your child is having any challenges at the start of the day, please bring them to the office and administration or support staff will assist. Lastly, for safety, we must know which adults are in our building and I hope parents can appreciate that strangers inside the school, albeit parents, can be alarming for our students as they are unfamiliar faces when unannounced and no frontloading has happened.

3. WINTER CONCERTS: Thursday Dec. 8th at 1:30 for our Primary Concert and Wednesday Dec. 14th at 6:30 pm for our Intermediate Concert. WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE EVERYONE!

4. TWOONIES FOR TEENS: Happy December - the month of sharing and caring at Aberdeen Elementary. We are grateful for so much at our school. Unfortunately, too many young people in our Kamloops community encounter challenging circumstances. There are youth who are experiencing homelessness in the Street Youth Outreach Program and children who are unsafe in their homes so must spend time at the Kamloops' Womens' Shelter. To support these youth, Ms. Clarke's Grade 7's have created a Toonies for Tweens campaign. They will be collecting cash donations from Dec 6-9th. This money will be used to purchase gift cards to purchase essentials. Donations can be made online or at the school. Grade 7's will be available in each wing of the school each morning at 8:20 (December 6-9) collecting donations and providing a little Christmas musical cheer. PARENTS CAN ALSO GO INTO KEV SCHOOL CASH ONLINE and make a donation as well!

Thanks, for your ongoing support and generosity!!!

 

5. DROP OFF ZONE- Please ensure your child exits your vehicle from the RIGHT hand side to the sidewalk and NEVER gets out on the LEFT into the traffic coming down Van Horne. We have had some near misses and need parents support to ensure your child is getting out of your vehicle on the sidewalk side. Thanks for your help. 

6. https://www.sd73.bc.ca/en/our-district-board/register-for-school.aspx

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2023 information is now posted to the School District Website. Please see attached list of dates. More information coming home in the January Newsletter.

7. PHOTOS WITH SANTA Dec. 12- See attachment from our PAC Organizing this event!  You can sign up for your Santa photos here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49ada829aafec16-santa

 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

MONDAY DECEMBER 5- NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- No school for students as teachers will be busy learning!

  • REMINDER

Parents please email Mrs. DeFehr by today if you can assist with Choice Days options at lunch

 

Tuesday December 6:

*PAC Coffee Fundraiser Pick Up of Orders

*School PURDY’s FUNDRAISER Pick up of Orders are available! Thanks for coming to get those!

*PAC MEETING 6:00 pm

 

Wednesday December 7:

*Primary Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal for Gr. 4-7’s to watch 1:30

*Volleyball Wrap Up Party for our Teams 

 

Thursday December 8:

*Vision Screening for Gr. 3 and 6 Students

*Primary Winter Concert PARENT PERFORMANCE 1:30 pm

 

Friday December 9:

*PAC Hot Lunch SUBWAY

*SPIRIT DAY- WEAR YOUR HOLIDAY SWEATER!

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN

 

Monday December 12:

*PAC Santa Photos in the Library

 

Tuesday December 13:

*No school wide events for today

 

Wednesday December 14:

*Winter Concert for Intermediates 1:30 (K-3 students watch senior students perform)

*Winter Concert for Parents 6:30 pm *Please bring a donation for Twoonies for Teens

 

Thursday December 15:

*Red and Green Day Spirit Day

*Skating Graffunder and Woodley Sandman 9:15 

*Winter Indigenous Story for the whole school outside 9:30 

 

Friday December 16:

*Last Day before Winter Break

*Clean out lockers and desks

*SPIRIT DAY- PJ DAY

 

School Resumes in 2023 on Tuesday January 3

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

DECEMBER:

Events

Santa photos 4-7:30pm Dec 12th in the school library. Hot chocolate, colouring sheets, candy canes and a photo with Santa (photos will be taken on family's phone for them)

Santa Photo sign up will be sent out on wed Nov 30th. 


Fundraisers

We will have coffee and cookbook deliveries Dec 6th-8th.

 

50/50 update - Syliva Park (grandma to two of our students) donated back $2000 of her winnings to the PAC! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

 

Our next PAC MEETING IS TUESDAY DECEMBER 6th at 6 pm in the LIBRARY


JANUARY:

 

Events

Movie Night - Jan 20th

Watch for movie vote Jan 3rd-6th.

 

Fundraiser

West coast seed fundraiser will run Jan 6th to 20th. Seeds arriving by Feb 20th.

 

The January PAC Meeting is Tuesday January 3, 2022 at 6 pm in the library. ALL PARENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME. 


Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Grateful every day to get to work, play, learn, live and lead in the wonderful community of Aberdeen.)

 Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update  for Nov. 28- December 2, 2022
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for NOVEMBER 28th to DECEMBER 2nd, 2022

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 ACTION ITEMS:

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. Parents- please just a reminder that upon your arrival at our campus all parents must check in at the MAIN OFFICE. Even though we have side doors open now for our staff and students in our four portables to come inside, these doors are not for parent use at any time. At drop off and pick up, parents are to remain on the exterior of the doors. With 500 students and 50 staff, adding parents to the inside is not feasible. This is no different than practices we had at Juniper Ridge and École Lloyd George when I was Principal there. The school is too large. Should you wish to speak to a teacher, please call or email to book an appointment. If your child is having any challenges at the start of the day, please bring them to the office and administration or support staff will assist. Lastly, for safety, we must know which adults are in our building and I hope parents can appreciate that strangers inside the school, albeit parents, can be alarming for our students as they are unfamiliar faces when unannounced and no frontloading has happened.

3. WINTER CONCERTS: SAVE THE DATE: Thursday Dec. 8th at 1:30 for our Primary Concert and Wednesday Dec. 14th at 6:30 pm for our Intermediate Concert. More information to come from classroom teachers about specific divisions and their costume needs. 

4. ENTER The BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE and THE BEST SPOT IN THE PARKING LOT RAFFLE! Mrs. DeFehr appreciates the challenges of getting a good seat at a concert and finding parking so WHY NOT ENTER A DRAW to see if you can win some great seats and a saved Parking Spot with your name on it!

See the attached entry form! RETURN BY FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 9 am!

5. Basketball Coaches Needed! Basketball season is upon us! Any parents that are willing to coach one of our teams should email Ms. Crawford kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca and show your expression of interest and what grade level you would consider. We also need support with Reffing. If you are able to ref please email Ms.Crawford as well. Thank you! BASKETBALL SIGN UP HAPPENED THIS WEEK For Gr. 4/5/6/7 boys and girls. If your child missed it- make sure they see Mrs. Crawford on Monday!

6. HANSPORT CLOTHING ORDERS ARRIVED THIS WEEK! Thank you for your support!

7.  CHOICE DAYS: Kids love choices. The Redesigned Curriculum is all about choice. Montessori is all about choice. CHOICE DAYS have been extremely successful at many schools I have worked at as Principal. Going outside is always a choice and supervision outside will always be in place. However, many children struggle in the winter months and in particular need choices in order to connect with other children. Choice Days is an addition to the Social Emotional Learning model to build successful relationships for kids. Many staff have expressed an interest in helping out during winter months with various activities in the school during the lunch time(12:05-1:05) or many have offered their classroom for parent volunteers to supervise. The number of choices will depend on the number of volunteers. The schedule would be built around our Primary and Intermediate playtime schedules. We are hoping parents will volunteer to support us with such choices as Doodle Club, Games Room, Floor Hockey, Reading Room, Lego Club, Rubics Cube Club or if you have a talent to share by all means your choice day activity could be around that activity. Please email cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca if you are able to Volunteer from January to March.

Please let Mrs. DeFehr know what day you can commit to weekly, what club you could supervise, and what age group you prefer (primary or intermediate) *please let me know who your child is as well.

Please respond by December 5thso the schedule can be created.

Thank you, Parents for your help! The schedule is coming along!

8. SEND INSIDE SHOES PLEASE! All staff and students should change from their outside winter wear to their inside shoes when they enter the building. 

9. RETURN SIGNED INTERIM SLIP: Interim Reports came home with each student on Friday November 25. Please ask your child for this and sign the bottom and return on Monday Nov. 28th.

10. POINSETTIA PICK UP! They were a bit late arriving Friday November 25- the PAC is needing parents to come Monday November 28 between 2 and 3:30 to get your festive plants. Please come to the door by Mrs. Kruisselbrink’s class *walk past the main entrance door and it is the next school door of entry

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday November 28:

*Fruit and Veggie program Mandarins

*Last day to Sign up for Basketball Gr. 4/5/6/7

 

Tuesday November 29:

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

 

Wednesday November 30:

*December Newsletter emailed home

*Gr. 7’s (Gagnon and Clarke) to It’s a Wonderful Life at the Sagebrush to see our very own Nixon perform!

*Mrs. Bale’s class to Art Gallery  for Salmon Art Program

 

Thursday December 1:

*Skating Hine and Gagnon’s classes 

*Gr. 6 Immunizations

 

Friday December 2:

*SPIRIT DAY- Wear your Holiday Hat or Festive Hair 

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Wok

*RETURN YOUR DRAW SLIP FOR BEST SEATS OR PARKING SPOT for our PRIMARY and INTERMEDIATE CONCERTS!

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

MONDAY DECEMBER 5- NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- No school for students as teachers will be busy learning!

*Parents please email Mrs. DeFehr by today if you can assist with Choice Days options at lunch

 

Tuesday December 6:

*PAC Coffee Fundraiser Pick Up of Orders

*School PURDY’s FUNDRAISER Pick up of Orders

*PAC MEETING 6:00 pm

 

Wednesday December 7:

*Primary Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal for Gr. 4-7’s to watch 1:30

 

Thursday December 8:

*Vision Screening for Gr. 3 and 6 Students

*Primary Winter Concert PARENT PERFORMANCE 1:30 pm

 

Friday December 9:

*PAC Hot Lunch SUBWAY

*SPIRIT DAY- WEAR YOUR HOLIDAY SWEATER!

 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

Santa Photos - December 12th- these will be held in the library. More information to come from PAC about how to participate. 

 

Fundraisers

Coffee fundraiser coming up Nov 14-28th online with delivery Dec 6th 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Thank you parents for all your support. With each week that passes, it is so wonderful getting to know more of you! Thank you for sending your precious children to us each and every day.)

 Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for November 21-25, 2022
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for NOVEMBER 21-25th, 2022

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. PURDY’s FUNDRAISER for ABERDEEN IS HERE! CAMPAIGN # 56279

Online ordering is active now, orders must be submitted by Nov 21st , pick up will be Dec 6th.  

https://fundraising.purdys.com/

3. WINTER CONCERTS: SAVE THE DATE: Thursday Dec. 8th at 1:30 for our Primary Concert and Wednesday Dec. 14th at 6:30 pm for our Intermediate Concert. More information to come from classroom teachers about specific divisions and their involvement. 

4. DROP OFF ZONE AND PARKING: Parents are encouraged to use the MYKAMLOOPSAPP to send photos of parents not parking appropriately around our school. Even if the yellow gate is open for district maintenance employees in our parking lot, AT NO TIME DO PARENTS ever pull up to the main doors of the building. THIS IS EXTREMELY UNSAFE and that is A CHILD LINE UP AND PLAY AREA. Parents should not be entering our staff parking lot at all.

5. Basketball Coaches Needed! Basketball season is upon us! Any parents that are willing to coach one of our teams should email Ms. Crawford kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca and show your expression of interest and what grade level you would consider. We also need support with Reffing. If you are able to ref please email Ms.Crawford as well. Thank you!

6. HANSPORT CLOTHING ORDERS are CLOSE! Chris from Hansport has let me know that these will be coming hopefully this week if not early the following week. Thank you for your patience. He was waiting for some of the clothing items to arrive before he could put our logo on. 

7.  CHOICE DAYS: Kids love choices. The Redesigned Curriculum is all about choice. Montessori is all about choice. CHOICE DAYS have been extremely successful at many schools I have worked at as Principal. Going outside is always a choice and supervision outside will always be in place. However, many children struggle in the winter months and in particular need choices in order to connect with other children. Choice Days is an addition to the Social Emotional Learning model to build successful relationships for kids. Many staff have expressed an interest in helping out during winter months with various activities in the school during the lunch time(12:05-1:05) or many have offered their classroom for parent volunteers to supervise. The number of choices will depend on the number of volunteers. The schedule would be built around our Primary and Intermediate playtime schedules. We are hoping parents will volunteer to support us with such choices as Doodle Club, Games Room, Floor Hockey, Reading Room, Lego Club, Rubics Cube Club or if you have a talent to share by all means your choice day activity could be around that activity. Please email cdefehr@sd73.bc.ca if you are able to Volunteer from January to March.

Please let Mrs. DeFehr know what day you can commit to weekly, what club you could supervise, and what age group you prefer (primary or intermediate) *please let me know who your child is as well.

Please respond by December 5thso the schedule can be created.

Thank you, Parents for your help!

8. SEND INSIDE SHOES PLEASE! All staff and students should change from their outside winter wear to their inside shoes when they enter the building. 

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

Monday November 21: Non Instructional Day to make up for Sept. 19th. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Teachers will be at Aberdeen today doing lots of learning!

*Purdy’s Orders due today

 

Tuesday November 22:

*A great day to follow RoaRS

*Tier 1 Boys VB Playoffs at RLC 3:15 start

 

Wednesday November 23:

*Lifetouch Photo Retakes in the Library

 

Thursday November 24:

*Tier I Girls VB Playoffs at Dallas 3:15

 

Friday November 25:

*Wear School Colors or Aberdeen attire

*Pac Hot Lunch Senor Froggies Mexican

*K-7 Students will bring home INTERIM REPORTS- parents please sign and return bottom portion

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

Monday November 28:

*Fruit and Veggie program Mandarins

 

Tuesday November 29:

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch

 

Wednesday November 30:

*December Newsletter emailed home

 

Thursday December 1:

*Skating Hine and Gagnon’s classes 

*Gr. 6 Immunizations

 

Friday December 2:

*Wear your school colors

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Wok

 

MONDAY DECEMBER 5- NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- No school for students as teachers will be busy learning!

 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

Santa Photos - December 12th- these will be held in the library. More information to come from PAC about how to participate. 

 

Fundraisers

Coffee fundraiser coming up Nov 14-28th online with delivery Dec 6th 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Did you know we tell the kids every day that they belong at Aberdeen? We hope that our students are feeling like a part of the school and the community more and more each day.)

 Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for November 14-18, 2022
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for NOVEMBER 14-18th, 2022

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

Enjoy the long weekend with your children. Take time to Remember tomorrow at 11:00 am. We had two lovely ceremonies today with your children to honor Remembrance Day. The presentations were delightful and we appreciated so many parents being able to join us. 


*INSIDE SHOES NEEDED! With the change in weather, parents can you please ensure your student Gr. K to Gr. 7 have inside shoes for P.E. Classes. 

Students cannot be in boots, bare feet or socks for health and safety reasons. To keep our floors free from slips students are asked not to wear the shoes they wear to and from school. Thanks for your help in getting your child runners to have at school that do not leave the school. 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. PURDY’s FUNDRAISER for ABERDEEN IS HERE! CAMPAIGN # 56279

Online ordering is active now, orders must be submitted by Nov 21st , pick up will be Dec 6th.  

https://fundraising.purdys.com/

3. WINTER CONCERTS: SAVE THE DATE: Thursday Dec. 8th at 1:30 for our Primary Concert and Wednesday Dec. 14th at 6:30 pm for our Intermediate Concert. More information to come from classroom teachers about specific divisions and their involvement. 

4. DROP OFF ZONE AND PARKING: Parents are encouraged to use the MYKAMLOOPSAPP to send photos of parents not parking appropriately around our school. Even if the yellow gate is open for district maintenance employees in our parking lot, AT NO TIME DO PARENTS ever pull up to the main doors of the building. THIS IS EXTREMELY UNSAFE and that is A CHILD LINE UP AND PLAY AREA. Parents should not be entering our staff parking lot at all. 

5. SLEDDING! All the children will be taught the Sledding Expectations by recess on Monday. We have an organized schedule and we are excited for the kids to use the new crazy carpets. There is no need to have your child bring their sled from home. Daily we will be bringing out the carpets for all to enjoy. PARENTS IF WE GET MORE SUPERVISORS we may be able to expand our sledding area. Please email Mrs. Crawford if you can assist on any lunch hour kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Sunday is WORLD KINDNESS DAY!

Sunday November 13- ART CARD ORDERS DUE!  Thanks for placing your order online. 

 

MONDAY NOVEMBER 14:

*Fruit and Veggie Program- Mandarins

*Culture Club starts with Mr. Michel  

 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15:

*National Child Day

*Tier I Boys VB @ Brock 

 

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16:

*Pizza with the Principal Forms due 

*Skating at Valleyview Mr. Hine and Mr. Gagnon 10:45

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17:

*Girls Exploring Trades Day at TRU for some of our Gr. 7 Girls

*Tier I Girls VB@ DTES

*PAC MOVIE NIGHT- doors open at 5:30 Movie at 6. Vote below for your choice of movie! 

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18:

*PAC HOT LUNCH Pizza Now

*Wear your Aberdeen Spirit wear!

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday November 21: Non Instructional Day to make up for Sept. 19th. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

*Purdy’s Orders due today

 

Tuesday November 22:

*A great day to follow RoaRS

 

Wednesday November 23:

*Lifetouch Photo Retakes in the Library

 

Thursday November 24:

*A great day to follow RoaRS and show kindness 

 

Friday November 25:

*Wear School Colors or Aberdeen attire

*Pac Hot Lunch Senor Froggies Mexican

*K-7 Students will bring home INTERIM REPORTS- parents please sign and return bottom portion

 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

Movie night - Nov 17th Vote on what movie to watch for Movie Night - Thursday, Nov. 17!

Santa Photos - December 12th

 

Fundraisers

Magazines orders Nov 1-14th 

Coffee fundraiser coming up Nov 14-28th online with delivery Dec 6th 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (I was one proud Principal at the Remembrance Day Ceremonies today! Parents, your children were exceptional!)

 ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE NOV. 7-11th, 2022
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for NOVEMBER 7th-NOVEMBER 11th, 2022

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!


What a super week at ABERDEEN! We loved Halloween! We had an amazing day with our first snowfall! Kamloops Fire Department was at our school today for our firedrill in the snow and Captain David Sakaki was so proud! He let us know we have the fastest time in the School District! He also said with our green card system we are also the most efficient!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. PURDY’s FUNDRAISER for ABERDEEN IS HERE! CAMPAIGN # 56279

Online ordering is active now, orders must be submitted by Nov 21st , pick up will be Dec 6th.  

https://fundraising.purdys.com/

3. REMEMBRANCE DAY: Please send your child with a Donation for a POPPY this week for the Royal Canadian Legion. Also, on Thursday please send your child in white, red or black. 

We have two Remembrance Day Assemblies and parents are welcome to attend. 

Gr. 4-7 at 9 am and Gr. K-3 at 10:30 am. Children who are in Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Beavers, Cadets are asked to come in uniform to be a part of our Color Guard. 

4. WINTER CONCERTS: SAVE THE DATE: Thursday Dec. 8th for our Primary Concert and Wednesday Dec. 14th at 6:30 pm for our Intermediate Concert. More information to come from classroom teachers about specific divisions and their involvement. 

5. DROP OFF ZONE AND PARKING: Parents are encouraged to use the MYKAMLOOPSAPP to send photos of parents not parking appropriately around our school. Community Services has been notified and parents will begin to be ticketed or towed at your expense if your vehicle is not properly parked on Van Horne and surrounding areas. This is a safety concern for our children and with the weather changing and snow arriving- now MORE THAN EVER is it paramount to abide by the parking signs, drop off zone expectations and parking safely. Kamloops City Transit has also called to complain because the bus can’t make their way safely down Van Horne. RCMP Traffic Division has also been asked to have a presence. Please know that while I understand the need for convenience, this is becoming a huge safety concern. We do not want something tragic to happen to have parents realize why this situation needs remedying. Each of you can help by coming a bit earlier to park in the appropriate spots. Thank you for your help. At the PAC Meeting on Monday, the PAC is also concerned and is pleading for parent compliance at drop off and pick up times. 

 

Daylight Savings Time this weekend

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday November 7:

*PAC HOT CHOCOLATE DAY 1-2 pm- Reverse consent was due Nov. 4 to the teacher if required

*Last day of PAC 50/50 Fundraising Event

*Gr. 5/6 Mrs. Donas’ class to Kamloops Foodbank AM 

 

Tuesday November 8:

*Tier I Boys Volleyball @Home

*Indigenous Veteran’s Day- our flag will be at half mast 

*PAC 50/50 Draw completed 9 am 

 

Wednesday November 9:

*Wave Wednesday at Aberdeen! Ask your child about it!

 

Thursday November 10:

*Remembrance Day Assemblies 9 am- INTERMEDIATE 10:30 am PRIMARY

Parents are invited to join us at either assembly.

*Bring poppy donation

*Wear uniform for Color Guard or white, red or black 

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senor Froggies Pasta

*Tier I Girls Volleyball @HOME

 

Friday November 11:

*NO SCHOOL – ABERDEEN CLOSED- REMEMBRANCE DAY

 

Sunday is WORLD KINDNESS DAY!

Sunday November 13- ART CARD ORDERS DUE!  

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

MONDAY NOVEMBER 14:

*Fruit and Veggie Program- Mandarins

*Culture Club starts with Mr. Michel  

 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15:

*National Child Day

*Tier I Boys VB @ Brock 

 

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16:

*Pizza with the Principal Forms due 

*Skating at Valleyview Mr. Hine and Mr. Gagnon 

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17:

*Girls Exploring Trades Day at TRU for some of our Gr. 7 Girls

*Tier I Girls VB@ DTES

*PAC MOVIE NIGHT- doors open at 5:30 Movie at 6. Vote below for your choice of movie! 

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18:

*PAC HOT LUNCH Pizza Now

*Wear your Aberdeen Spirit wear!

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

Hot chocolate day - Nov 7th 1-2pm (Hot Chocolate will be delivered to classes)

Movie night - Nov 17th Vote on what movie to watch for Movie Night - Thursday, Nov. 17!

Poinsettia Orders due Nov. 7- ORDER ON MUNCH A LUNCH 

Santa Photos - December 12th

 

Fundraisers

Magazines orders Nov 1-14th at  https://shop.qsp.ca/collections/aberdeen:elementary-school

 

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shop.qsp.ca

Coffee fundraiser coming up Nov 14-28th online with delivery Dec 6th 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Thank you for sending your wonderful children to our school every day! It is a joy to see them happy and thriving.)

 ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2022
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for OCTOBER 31- NOVEMBER 4th, 2022

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!


We had an amazing firedrill today with our new system of doing it! We all got out of the building in 3 minutes and 30 seconds! For 540 people it is truly impressive. 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. Halloween- Please ensure Costumes are culturally sensitive, have no weapons associated with them or have masks that cover a children’s entire face so we are unable to identify them. Please talk to your children about leaving candy at Home next week. It is just too hard to manage 500 kids all eating candy let alone have to worry even more about our students with severe allergies. 

3. DROP OFF ZONE and YELLOW CURBS: Parents the drop off zone is just that…your child gets out of the car and you pull away when safe. At no time can cars be left in the drop off zone. This is not a spot to park. Also, where you see yellow curbs- also not where you park. I am fielding a ton of concerns at this time for the actions of a few and so please do your part and respect the systems we have in place for drop off. 

4. REVERSE CONSENT for PAC HOT CHOCOLATE DAY November 7th. Teachers will be emailing to ask for your consent to have the PAC serve hot chocolate to your child between 1-2 on Monday Nov. 7th. IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO HAVE HOT CHOCOLATE please send an email to the teacher stating you DO NOT want your child served this item. Please respond to the teacher by Fri. Nov. 4. Please do not send mugs or yeti containers for the hot chocolate.The PAC have purchased cups with lids. 

5. NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER will come home Friday October 28th. Be sure to have your child enter Pizza with the Principal! Our first one was a huge success! 

6. Pick up of Students by Kindergarten Doors by Mrs. Bale and Mrs. Hindle’s portables. Parents if you could please wait until 2:30 to make your way to the doors that would be amazing. The portable classes can hear all the parent conversations directly outside the doors which is distracting the learning inside. Thanks for your help. 

7. PURDY’s FUNDRAISER for ABERDEEN IS HERE! CAMPAIGN # 56279
I have attached the digital brochure and the order form.

Online ordering is active now, orders must be submitted by Nov 21st , pick up will be Dec 6th.  

https://fundraising.purdys.com/

8. Thanks for your support at home. Please continue to have conversations with your children about playing hands and feet to self. Tag is great as long as it is a touch and not a total take down. Aggressive behaviour is not warranted and I know none of you send your children to our school to be harmed in any way. This is a goal school wide to continue to play safely, not harm our peers when conflict arises and use other strategies for frustration. If at home you continue to remind as well I would appreciate that. 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday October 31:

*Happy Halloween! 

*Halloween Parade PM!

 

Tuesday November 1:

*Leave Candy at Home for Afterschool enjoyment!

*Tier 1 Boys Volleyball @ PAC WAY

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm in the Library

 

Wednesday November 2:

*Bring your Gr. 9 to Work Day! You will see some amazing grade nines around our school!

*I Can Read Day!

 

Thursday November 3:

*Outdoor Classroom Day!

*Gr. 6 Immunization Packages returned to school

*Tier 1 Girls Volleyball @DTES 

 

Friday November 4:

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Wok

*Fire Safety Presentation in Mrs. Kaczur’s class 10:30

*Firedrill 11:45 am

*Reverse Consent for PAC Hot Chocolate due 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday November 7:

*PAC HOT CHOCOLATE DAY 1-2 pm

*Last day of PAC 50/50 Fundraising Event

*Gr. 5/6 Mrs. Donas’ class to Kamloops Foodbank AM 

 

Tuesday November 8:

*Tier I Boys Volleyball @Home

*PAC 50/50 Draw completed 9 am 

 

Wednesday November 9:

*Wave Wednesday at Aberdeen! Ask your child about it!

 

Thursday November 10:

*Remembrance Day Assemblies 9 am- INTERMEDIATE 10:30 am PRIMARY

Parents are invited to join us at either assembly.

*PAC HOT LUNCH Senor Froggies Pasta

*Tier I Girls Volleyball @HOME

 

Friday November 11:

*NO SCHOOL – ABERDEEN CLOSED- REMEMBRANCE DAY

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

The PAC Halloween Dance was a huge success! Thank you for all the support!

Hot chocolate day - Nov 7th 1-2pm (Classes will be brought out one a time to get their hot chocolate)

Movie night - Nov 17th

Santa Photos - December 12th

 

Fundraisers

Cookbook orders are due Oct 31st! - Delivery middle of November. See attached order form. 

50/50 - Ends Nov 7th - Please share the draw as much as possible with family and friends Draw is Nov 8th 

Poinsettia orders will be available on munchalunch Oct 29-Nov 7th with pick up Nov 25th

Magazines orders Nov 1-14th at  https://shop.qsp.ca/collections/aberdeen:elementary-school

 

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shop.qsp.ca

Coffee fundraiser coming up Nov 14-28th online with delivery Dec 6th 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (It has been such a joy getting to know so many kids now! Looking forward to seeing their happy faces in their costumes on Monday!)

 ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE October 24-28, 2022 
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for OCTOBER 24-28th, 2022

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 ACTION ITEMS:

1. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

2. HALLOWEEN DANCE: Please consider signing up to volunteer to help the PAC.

Please ensure that all costumes for this event and for School on Monday Oct. 31 are ones that are culturally sensitive and respect diversity, have no masks covering faces and do not include weapons. Thank you so much for your help. 

INTERMEDIATE DANCE 3-5 pm- Parents please remind your children that the dance is for Intermediates at Aberdeen only. We cannot invite guests from other schools. Thank you for ensuring your children understand this. 

3. PHOTO DAY- Friday October 28th

4. REVERSE CONSENT for PAC HOT CHOCOLATE DAY November 7th. Teachers will be emailing to ask for your consent to have the PAC serve hot chocolate to your child between 1-2 on Monday Nov. 7th. IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO HAVE HOT CHOCOLATE please send an email to the teacher stating you DO NOT want your child served this item. Please respond to the teacher by Fri. Nov. 4.

5. Bus Parents- Please be sure to send lots of extra snacks for end of day for the kids to enjoy afterschool as they wait. They have a longer day and we want to ensure they have food to enjoy. 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday October 24:

*School Library Day in Canada D.E.A.R event

*Media Awareness Week 

*FSA Make ups for Gr. 4’s and 7’s who have been absent

*WELCOME GRADE ONE PARENTS/CAREGIVERS for our COME READ WITH ME Event 8:45 am LIBRARY- then to class or hallway to spend time with your child. 

*Fruit and Veggie Program Apples

*Firedrill this afternoon! 

 

Tuesday October 25:

*Tier I Boys Volleyball @ BROCK 

 

Wednesday October 26:

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch with the 4 Lucky Winners!

 

Thursday October 27:

*Tier I Girls Volleyball @ LGES 

*PAC Halloween Dance $2 entry

 

Friday October 28:

*PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies Mexican

*LIFETOUCH PHOTO DAY

*Firedrill 1:45

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

 

Monday October 31:

*Happy Halloween! 

 

Tuesday November 1:

*Leave Candy at Home for Afterschool enjoyment!

*Tier 1 Boys Volleyball @ PAC WAY

*PAC Meeting 6:00 pm in the Library

 

Wednesday November 2:

*Bring your Gr. 9 to Work Day! You will see some amazing grade nines around our school!

*I Can Read Day!

 

Thursday November 3:

*Outdoor Classroom Day!

*Tier 1 Girls Volleyball @DTES 

 

Friday November 4:

*PAC Hot Lunch Moon Wok

*Fire Safety Presentation in Mrs. Kaczur’s class 10:30

*Firedrill 11:45 am

*Reverse Consent for PAC Hot Chocolate due 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

50/50 started Oct 6th at 9am. Tickets are 1-$10, 3 for $15 and 10 for $25. Ends Nov 7th at 9pm. Draw is Nov 8th at 9am. Sales will be online through trellis. See attachment

Link is trellis.org/Aberdeen-elementary-playground-5050

 

Halloween Dance coming up on Oct 27th. See attachment 

Volunteers needed. Please look for the sign up sheet on Aberdeen Elementary Events page. 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (We are TEAM ABERDEEN! Thank you for sending your delightful children to school each day!)

 ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE OCTOBER 17-21, 2022
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for OCTOBER 17-21st, 2022

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

Parents- could you please help us Monday morning and ensure everyone is ON TIME.

The busses for the salmon run are leaving RIGHT after the bell. Ms. Flynn will need to call parents or emergency contacts to come pick up students who arrive after our departure. There are no staff staying behind besides Ms. Flynn and Mr. Hum our custodian. Therefore, it is important that our students arrive for 8:20 Monday Oct. 17. Thanks for your help!

 

ACTION ITEMS:

1.SCHOOL FORMS and FEES- Overdue- please send in as soon as possible

2. REGISTER FOR PARENT PORTAL- MYEDBC. All parents should log on to see their child’s account. Report Cards WILL NOT BE PRINTED for parents this year. See instructions at the end of this update. Almost all of you have had success!

3. SPIKEBALL SETS have been ordered for All Gr. 4-7 Classes! Thank you PAC for supporting Mrs. DeFehr’s idea! This will be great for our kids at recess and lunch!

4. SALMON RUN PERMISSION FORMS- thanks to our amazing PAC and your fundraising dollars for paying for the busses heading to the Adams River. Parents please just sign and return the permission form- your child must have this to attend. NO PHONE CALLS are permitted for permission. 

5. VOLLEYBALL: Schedules and permission slips were sent out Thursday. Players should return Monday to be able to play this week.  

6. LAST CHANCE: HANSPORT Clothing Orders for Aberdeen clothing attire available now and orders are due by Oct. 16. Here is the link again: 

https://aberdeenhighlandersspiritwear.itemorder.com/

7. Waste Reduction Week- Try to pack litterless lunches 

8. KAMLOOPS THOMPSON CHILDREN’s HONOUR CHOIR: Kamloops Thompson Children’s Honour Choir Auditions are taking place on Dec. 6, starting at 3:30 pm; please contact Cyndy Olsen to schedule an audition for your child. Ktchildrenschoir@gmail.com  or cell 250-682-0303

9. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

10. RETURN PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL forms by Oct. 19

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

WASTE REDUCTION WEEK- try for litterless lunches!

VOLLEYBALL SEASON BEGINS!

 

Monday Oct. 17:

*SALMON RUN TRIP! K-7

 

Tuesday Oct. 18:

*Gagnon’s Gr. 7 Class to McQueen Lake FOR THE DAY

*Gr. 4 and 7’s continue FSA’s- EFSA 

*Tier I Boys at Arthur Stevenson for Volleyball 

 

Wednesday Oct. 19:

*TAKE ME OUTSIDE DAY 2022- Consider an activity with your children outdoors once they get home from school!

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

*Come Read with Me RSVP’s due for grade one parents

 

Thursday Oct. 20:

*PAC Hot Lunch Pizza Now

*Gagnon’s Gr. 7 Class to McQueen Lake FOR THE DAY

*Earthquake Drill 10:20  

*Tier I Girls Volleyball @HOME

 

Friday Oct. 21:

*NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- No school for students- Teachers will be busy learning!

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

Monday October 24:

*School Library Day in Canada D.E.A.R event

*Media Awareness Week 

*WELCOME GRADE ONE PARENTS/CAREGIVERS for our COME READ WITH ME Event 8:45 am LIBRARY

*Fruit and Veggie Program Apples

*Firedrill this afternoon! 

 

Tuesday October 25:

*Tier I Boys Volleyball @ BROCK 

 

Wednesday October 26:

*Pizza with the Principal Lunch with the 4 Lucky Winners!

 

Thursday October 27:

*Tier I Girls Volleyball @ LGES 

*PAC Halloween Dance $2 entry

 

Friday October 28:

*PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies Mexican

*LIFETOUCH PHOTO DAY

*Firedrill 1:45

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

50/50 started Oct 6th at 9am. Tickets are 1-$10, 3 for $15 and 10 for $25. Ends Nov 7th at 9pm. Draw is Nov 8th at 9am. Sales will be online through trellis. See attachment

Link is trellis.org/Aberdeen-elementary-playground-5050

 

Halloween Dance coming up on Oct 27th. See attachment 

Volunteers needed. Please look for the sign up sheet on Aberdeen Elementary Events page. 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

MYED BC PARENT PORTAL

For a detailed explanation on how to login and navigate through the portal please click on this information page (Click here MyED73 Parent/Student Portal Information), or watch this video (click here)

 

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact the school office.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (How are we at the end of October? Blink and it will be November! Thanks for all your support parents and reminding your kiddos to keep hands and feet to themselves. We had a Welcome Back Assembly this week and it was nice to see all the kids make a heart and say “TEAM ABERDEEN!”

 Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for October 10-14, 2022
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for OCTOBER 10-14th, 2022

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Enjoy this extra time with your children. 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

1.SCHOOL FORMS- return to your child’s teacher by October 14th

2. REGISTER FOR PARENT PORTAL- MYEDBC. All parents should log on to see their child’s account. Report Cards WILL NOT BE PRINTED for parents this year. See instructions at the end of this update. ANY STUDENTS NEW TO ABERDEEN- YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE ACTIVATED ONCE YOUR VERIFICATION FORM has been checked and added by Ms. Flynn~ just in case you are having difficulties. Ms. Flynn did send an update about this via email on Oct. 5th as well. Thanks for your patience. 

3. BALL DONATIONS: We would love donations of Soccer Balls or any type of balls you are no longer using! Our Pac has offered to buy us new equipment but there is never enough! We are happy to have your gently used ones too! 

4. SALMON RUN PERMISSION FORMS- thanks to our amazing PAC and your fundraising dollars for paying for the busses heading to the Adams River. Parents please just sign and return the permission form sent home asap. 

5. VOLLEYBALL: Schedules will be out soon for our students playing volleyball this year! We are in need of refs for Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you can help please email kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca

6. HANSPORT Clothing Orders for Aberdeen clothing attire available now and orders are due by Oct. 16. Here is the link again: 

https://aberdeenhighlandersspiritwear.itemorder.com/

7. BOOK FAIR- Just wow! Thank you for all your support of our Library and of Literacy for your kids. We are grateful. 

8. KAMLOOPS THOMPSON CHILDREN’s HONOUR CHOIR: Kamloops Thompson Children’s Honour Choir Auditions are taking place on Dec. 6, starting at 3:30 pm; please contact Cyndy Olsen to schedule an audition for your child. Ktchildrenschoir@gmail.com  or cell 250-682-0303

9. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

10. RETURN PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL forms by Oct. 19

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

 

Monday October 10:

*Aberdeen Closed for Thanksgiving

*FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

 

Tuesday October 11:

*Gr. 4 and 7 students writing FSA’s 

 

Wednesday October 12:

*Welcome Back Assembly for school staff and students 1:15

 

Thursday October 13:

*ART STARTS- K-7 Performance 9 am How the Coyote Stole the Sun

 

Friday October 14:

*LIFETOUCH SCHOOL PHOTO Day- MOVED TO OCTOBER 28th

*PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies/Pasta

*All School Fees and Forms must be paid and returned to school. Thanks for paying for fees using KEV School Cashonline if possible 

 

Saturday October 15:

*ABERDEEN IS A POLLING STATION FOR THE ELECTION

 

Sunday October 16: Last day to order Hansport Clothing Aberdeen Spirit Wear

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

WASTE REDUCTION WEEK- try for litterless lunches!

VOLLEYBALL SEASON BEGINS!

 

Monday Oct. 17:

*Gr. 4 and 7’s continue FSA’s- EFSA 

*SALMON RUN TRIP! K-7

 

Tuesday Oct. 18:

*Gagnon’s Gr. 7 Class to McQueen Lake FOR THE DAY

 

Wednesday Oct. 19:

*TAKE ME OUTSIDE DAY 2022- Consider an activity with your children outdoors once they get home from school!

*Pizza with the Principal forms due

*Come Read with Me RSVP’s due for grade one parents

 

Thursday Oct. 20:

*PAC Hot Lunch Pizza Now

*Gagnon’s Gr. 7 Class to McQueen Lake FOR THE DAY

 

*Earthquake Drill 10:20  

 

Friday Oct. 21:

*NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY- No school for students- Teachers will be busy learning!

 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

 

50/50 started Oct 6th at 9am. Tickets are 1-$10, 3 for $15 and 10 for $25. Ends Nov 7th at 9pm. Draw is Nov 8th at 9am. Sales will be online through trellis. See attachment

Link is trellis.org/Aberdeen-elementary-playground-5050

 

Recipes and drawings for cookbook need to be in by Oct 11th. Cookbook order forms coming home and is now open on munchalunch for orders. 

 

Halloween Dance coming up on Oct 27th. See attachment 

 

Follow the Aberdeen Elementary Events Facebook page.  

 

MYED BC PARENT PORTAL

Each parent or guardian or household will have their own separate account.

 

To Access the MyEducation BC System

 

1.  Visit www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen

 

2.  Make sure popups are enabled for your browser.

 

3.  Your user name (LOGIN ID) will be: (the email you gave the school)

 

4.  Your temporary password will be:  (please use the same one you set up- should you not remember your password, click on the "I forgot my password" link and follow the instructions)         (NOTE: Both user name and password are case sensitive.  New Password requirements:  Must be at least 8 characters, including a capital letter, a symbol and a number.)

 

5.   Enter your user name (LOGIN ID) and password then click “Log On” to access the system.  You may be prompted to change your password and fill out some information so that in the future you can click "I forgot my password" to receive a new password if you haven't already

 

Once inside the MyEducation BC system you can navigate around to view information for your student(s).

For a detailed explanation on how to login and navigate through the portal please click on this information page (Click here MyED73 Parent/Student Portal Information), or watch this video (click here)

 

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact the school office.

 

FROM MRS. HATCH OUR KINDERGARTEN TEACHER:

How to make playdough

 

Playdough ingredients:

 

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup salt

4 teaspoons cream of tartar

2 cups lukewarm water

2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil

Food coloring, optional 

Quart sized bags

 

Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot. Next add the water and oil. If you’re only making one color, add in the the color now as well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball. Remove from heat and then place inside a gallon sized bag or onto wax paper. Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth. Once it’s all mixed together you’re ready to PLAY.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (Grateful for all the staff, students and parents this weekend when we think about giving ‘thanks’ and showing gratitude. I have been the Principal for 10 short days and yet Aberdeen has quickly embraced me as a part of their team. Happy Long Weekend!)

 Aberdeen Parent Weekly Update for Oct. 3-7, 2022
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for OCTOBER 3-7th, 2022

 

 

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

Thanks for continuing to talk to your children about solving their problems peacefully. At no time should students hit other children or play hands on. Also, I have noticed that many students are being disrespectful to the adults at Aberdeen and refusing to do as asked. Please remind your child to say ‘okay’ or ‘no problem’ when asked to do a task at school. Compliance is non-negotiable and with 500 children we do not have time to barter with children for this compliance. Thank you for following up with your child this weekend with a gentle reminder that they are to do what is asked of them as all requests are reasonable by the staff (even if kids think it is terrible, makes them grumpy or they feel like being oppositional.) Respect towards the staff and parent volunteers at Aberdeen Elementary is critical for our school to function calmly and with order and safety. 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

1.SCHOOL FORMS- return to your child’s teacher by October 14th

2. REGISTER FOR PARENT PORTAL- MYEDBC. All parents need to log on to see their child’s account. Report Cards WILL NOT BE PRINTED for parents this year. All parents need to access MYEDBC Parent Portal. See instructions at the end of this update. ANY STUDENTS NEW TO ABERDEEN- YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE ACTIVATED ONCE YOUR VERIFICATION FORM has been checked and added by Ms. Flynn~ just in case you are having difficulties. 

3. REGISTER FOR KEV SCHOOL CASH ONLINE- All fees need to be paid using KEV SCHOOL CASH ONLINE. Please see instructions at the end of this email to get signed up. 

4. PARENT SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE BOOK FAIR with Mrs. Therrien (Teacher Librarian)  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0f49ada829aafec16-book

5. KINDERGARTEN PARENTS- COMPLETE CHEQ Survey- This is a mandatory survey and each parent got a customized log in and password. THIS IS OVERDUE! ONLY 43/63 68% of you have done this task. Thanks for getting to it this weekend!

6. HANSPORT Clothing Orders for Aberdeen clothing attire available now and orders are due by Oct. 16. Here is the link again: 

https://aberdeenhighlandersspiritwear.itemorder.com/

7. VOLLEYBALL! SECOND Call for PARENT COACHES PLEASE! We are looking for parent volunteers who are interested in coaching volleyball. The season runs from October 18th to December 1st, with boys' games taking place on Tuesdays and girls' games Thursdays. Practices will place on other weekdays, based on the coaches/volunteer's availability. Please contact Ms. Crawford, kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca at the office if you are interested as soon as possible. 

8. The Ministry of Education and Child Care announced the Student and Family Affordability Fund on August 29, 2022. This $60M one time fund is intended to make back to school more affordable for families that need it most. This fund is provided directly to school districts to help expand school meal and snack programs, ensure students have access to school supplies, field trips, arts, cultural events, and athletics. Please contact your school principal, teacher, CEA, AEW, or Band Education Manager for more information or go to the SD73 WEBSITE for all details:

https://www.sd73.bc.ca/Modules/News/index.aspx?newsId=b2a261ad-18e6-4536-b91b-0a32c61a9c15

Student Financial Assistance Form

9. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

   Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

10. OCTOBER NEWSLETTER- was emailed home and was posted to the Aberdeen website on Septmeber 29. RETURN PIZZA with the PRINCIPAL forms by Oct. 19

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

THE BOOK FAIR IS HERE! Oct. 3-7th!

Monday October 3:

*Gr. 4/7 FSA Orientation to FSA’s begins

*Fruit and Veggie Program delivery- PEARS

*EARLY CLOSURE 12:41- Please be on time to pick up your children

*Parent/Teacher Interviews starting at 1:41- communication from your child’s teacher will be sent for when they are booking interviews. Bussing runs at normal times so please consider picking up your child early or it will be along afternoon for them waiting. 

*PAC WELCOME BACK BBQ starting at 12:30 

 

Tuesday October 4:

*All Kindergarten Classes to the Pete Murray Farm in Chase 10:30-2:30

*PAC MEETING 6:00 pm. Come to the library or join us on Zoom!

 

Wednesday October 5: WORLD TEACHER’S DAY!

*Art Starts Performance 1:15 Kunda African Drumming K-7

*School wide Salmon Run Field Trip form to come home

 

Thursday October 6:

*Another great day of learning at Aberdeen

 

Friday October 7:

*ABERDEEN SPIRIT DAY! Wear all your logo attire!

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Moon Wok 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

Monday October 10:

*Aberdeen Closed for Thanksgiving

*FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

 

Tuesday October 11:

*Gr. 4 and 7 students writing FSA’s 

 

Wednesday October 12:

*Welcome Back Assembly for school staff and students 1:15

 

Thursday October 13:

*ART STARTS- K-7 Performance 9 am How the Coyote Stole the Sun

 

Friday October 14:

*LIFETOUCH SCHOOL PHOTO DAY (GYM)

*PAC Hot Lunch Senor Froggies/Pasta

*All School Fees and Forms must be paid and returned to school. Thanks for paying for fees using KEV School Cashonline

 

Saturday October 15:

*ABERDEEN IS A POLLING STATION FOR THE ELECTION

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

Fundraising

Deadline to order the coupon books is Oct 7th and they will be delivered October 14th. They are $10 and lots of great deals in them.

Deadline for recipes and drawings for the cookbook is Oct 7th. We have got some great ones but need more, WAY MORE. students, parents, grandparents, teachers etc. all can contribute and please feel free to submit as many recipes as you like.

50/50 coming in October.


Events

We have the Welcome back BBQ coming up on Oct 3rd. It will run from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Hot dogs, juice and chips will be available at no charge while supplies last. We will have gluten free and vegetarian options available.

Halloween Dance will be Oct 27th. 

 

PAC meeting is coming up Oct 4th at 6pm. Meetings will be the first Tuesday of each month. We will meet in the staffroom for this meeting due to Book Fair set up with an option to join via zoom. We will have two grade 6/7 students to watch over any younger kids so that more parents/caregivers are able to join. We would love to see more parents come and join. 

Please follow Aberdeen Elementary Kamloops Events for regular information and reminders. We are looking forward to a great school year!

Aberdeen Elementary PAC

 

INFORMATION:

BOOK FAIR

Aberdeen Scholastic Book Fair is here, October 3-7!   This is our first "in school" book fair in a few years and I am so excited to meet all of you!  Please come check out the book fair in the library on our early closure day, Monday, October 3rd from 12:30-3:30pm, where you can browse, purchase books, book marks, pencils, erasers, posters and so much more!  On Tuesday, October 4th to Friday, October 7th, the book fair will be open from 2:40-3:30pm as well.  If these times do not fit with your schedule, we are also doing a Virtual Book Fair during October 3-7.  By clicking the link below, you can browse through the featured books this year and even watch book trailers.    When the fair goes live on October 3rd, a third button will appear on the page (shop now) and you will be able to add items to your cart and check out.

Looking forward to this exciting event!  See you there!

https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5188461

 

Campaign page for Virtual Bookfair 

 

MYED BC PARENT PORTAL

Each parent or guardian or household will have their own separate account.

 

To Access the MyEducation BC System

 

1.  Visit www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen

 

2.  Make sure popups are enabled for your browser.

 

3.  Your user name (LOGIN ID) will be: (the email you gave the school)

 

4.  Your temporary password will be:  (please use the same one you set up- should you not remember your password, click on the "I forgot my password" link and follow the instructions)         (NOTE: Both user name and password are case sensitive.  New Password requirements:  Must be at least 8 characters, including a capital letter, a symbol and a number.)

 

5.   Enter your user name (LOGIN ID) and password then click “Log On” to access the system.  You may be prompted to change your password and fill out some information so that in the future you can click "I forgot my password" to receive a new password if you haven't already

 

Once inside the MyEducation BC system you can navigate around to view information for your student(s).

For a detailed explanation on how to login and navigate through the portal please click on this information page (Click here MyED73 Parent/Student Portal Information), or watch this video (click here)

 

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact the school office.

 

KEV SCHOOL CASH ONLINE

We hope that you will see value in this fee payment tool for you and your child. Please complete the Electronic Registration Process through sd73.SchoolCashOnline.com. Your student’s school administration will thenprovide further instructions on how to access the new system. If you have further questions, please do not hesitateto contact Ms. Flynn at the school. 


Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (I have officially been your principal for a whole week! I feel extremely grateful for your patience. Be sure to ask your child about how I taught them all to make a heart with their hands. Next step, when they make the heart we will say “Team Aberdeen.”)

 ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE September 26-30, 2022
 

ABERDEEN PARENT WEEKLY UPDATE for SEPTEMBER 26-30, 2022

 WE are the PEOPLE OF THE HIGHLANDS!

 WE follow RoaRS! RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE!

 

Thank you, parents for such a warm and kind welcome to your school. We had a great first week together. 

Thank you for raising $1070.00 for Terry Fox! We had a great assembly and run and the school learned the POWER CLAP!

 

We have our Grade 6/7 Teacher hired at Aberdeen! Please join me in welcoming Ms. Emily Chretien! She has been at Aberdeen before, LOVES the curriculum of Gr. 6/7 and was at the school Fri. Sept. 23 to get herself acquainted. She has taught this age group before and is looking forward to being a part of our school again. 

 

Please have a conversation with your child about solving problems peacefully. Ms. Crawford(VP) and I spent considerable time dealing with many that feel that hitting, touching others and using unkind words was how they would deal with conflict this week. As a team of adults, we are asking that parents review the attached expected behaviours for our school and reiterate to your children that if they are using physical aggression and inappropriate language they need to rethink their responses.

I like to teach kids T.I.L.T.

Tell the person to stop using kind words

Ignore their actions (knowing the person is being unreasonable)

Leave the situation to give time and space

Talk to an adult so that we can help

 

ACTION ITEMS:

1.SCHOOL FORMS- return to your child’s teacher by October 14th

2. REGISTER FOR PARENT PORTAL- MYEDBC. All parents need to log on to see their child’s account. Report Cards WILL NOT BE PRINTED for parents this year. All parents need to access MYEDBC Parent Portal. See instructions at the end of this update. 

3. REGISTER FOR KEV SCHOOL CASH ONLINE- All fees need to be paid using KEV SCHOOL CASH ONLINE. Please see instructions at the end of this email to get signed up. 

4. YOUR CHILD WILL NEED AN ORANGE SHIRT for Thurs. Sept. 29 

9. KINDERGARTEN PARENTS- COMPLETE CHEQ Survey by Sept. 29- This is a mandatory survey and each parent got a customized log in and password. 

10. HANSPORT Clothing Orders for Aberdeen clothing attire COMING SOON!

11. VOLLEYBALL! First Call for PARENT COACHES PLEASE! We are looking for parent volunteers who are interested in coaching volleyball. The season runs from October 18th to December 1st, with boys' games taking place on Tuesdays and girls' games Thursdays. Practices will place on other weekdays, based on the coaches/volunteer's availability. Please contact Ms. Crawford, kcrawford@sd73.bc.ca at the office if you are interested as soon as possible. 

12. ABERDEEN EXPECTATIONS- RRS- Please review the expected behaviours at Aberdeen (matrix attached)

13. Follow us on Instagram @aberdeen_elementary

      Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenElem

Mrs. DeFehr loves to celebrate all that happens at our wonderful school! Once I get Media consents for our students I hope to be able to post more of our amazing children and their accomplishments!

 

THIS WEEK AT ABERDEEN: 

Monday September 26

*Truth and Reconciliation Week (Theme is: “Remembering the Children”)

*DEWRS Survey opens for Gr 4 and 7 students to complete 

*Kindergarten Bus Safety Training with Bus Garage coming to Aberdeen

*Gr. 1/2/3 Montessori Classes to Hat Creek Ranch all day

 

Tuesday September 27

*2:20 Afterschool Bus Meeting for all students that wait for the bus after dismissal 

 

Wednesday September 28

*Another great day of learning at Aberdeen

 

Thursday September 29

*Orange Shirt Day

*Truth and Reconciliation Whole School Gathering 9 am 

*K CHEQ Surveys due- K parents please ensure this is completed 

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Senor Froggies 

 

Friday September 30

*Truth and Reconciliation Day- Aberdeen CLOSED for staff and students 

 

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT ABERDEEN:

Monday October 3:

*Gr. 4/7 FSA Orientation to FSA’s begins

*Fruit and Veggie Program delivery- PEARS

*EARLY CLOSURE 12:41- Please be on time to pick up your children

*Parent/Teacher Interviews starting at 1:41- communication from your child’s teacher will be sent for when they are booking interviews

*PAC WELCOME BACK BBQ starting at 12:30 

 

Tuesday October 4:

*PAC MEETING 6:00 pm. Come to the library or join us on Zoom!

 

Wednesday October 5:

*Art Starts Performance 1:15 Kunda African Drumming K-7

 

Thursday October 6:

*Another great day of learning at Aberdeen

 

Friday October 7:

*ABERDEEN SPIRIT DAY! Wear all your logo attire!

*PAC HOT LUNCH- Moon Wok 

 

UPDATE FROM PAC for this week:

Fundraising

Deadline to order the coupon books is Oct 7th and they will be delivered October 14th. They are $10 and lots of great deals in them.

Deadline for recipes and drawings for the cookbook is Oct 7th. We have got some great ones but need more, WAY MORE. students, parents, grandparents, teachers etc. all can contribute and please feel free to submit as many recipes as you like.

50/50 coming in October.


Events

We have the Welcome back BBQ coming up on Oct 3rd. It will run from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Hot dogs, juice and chips will be available at no charge while supplies last. We will have gluten free and vegetarian options available.

Halloween Dance will be Oct 27th. 

 

Hot lunches

First hot lunch is Sept 23rd. Hot lunches will be every Friday will a few Thursdays due to non-school days. Deadlines for ordering will be one week before each hot lunch so the vendors can prepare. The PAC has purchased warming bags for each Intermediate class in order to keep lunches warm until they are back in from their outside time. There are now a gluten free and vegetarian options with several of the vendors.

 

PAC meeting is coming up Oct 4th at 6pm. Meetings will be the first Tuesday of each month. We will meet in the school library with an option to join via zoom. We will have two grade 6/7 students to watch over any younger kids so that more parents/caregivers are able to join. We would love to see more parents come and join. 

Please follow Aberdeen Elementary Kamloops Events for regular information and reminders. We are looking forward to a great school year!

Aberdeen Elementary PAC

 

INFORMATION:

BOOK FAIR

Aberdeen Scholastic Book Fair is almost here, October 3-7!   This is our first "in school" book fair in a few years and I am so excited to meet all of you!  Please come check out the book fair in the library on our early closure day, Monday, October 3rd from 12:30-3:30pm, where you can browse, purchase books, book marks, pencils, erasers, posters and so much more!  On Tuesday, October 4th to Friday, October 7th, the book fair will be open from 2:40-3:30pm as well.  If these times do not fit with your schedule, we are also doing a Virtual Book Fair during October 3-7.  By clicking the link below, you can browse through the featured books this year and even watch book trailers.    When the fair goes live on October 3rd, a third button will appear on the page (shop now) and you will be able to add items to your cart and check out.

Looking forward to this exciting event!  See you there!

https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5188461

 

Campaign page for Virtual Bookfair 

 

MYED BC PARENT PORTAL

Each parent or guardian or household will have their own separate account.

 

To Access the MyEducation BC System

 

1.  Visit www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen

 

2.  Make sure popups are enabled for your browser.

 

3.  Your user name (LOGIN ID) will be: (the email you gave the school)

 

4.  Your temporary password will be:  (please use the same one you set up- should you not remember your password, click on the "I forgot my password" link and follow the instructions)         (NOTE: Both user name and password are case sensitive.  New Password requirements:  Must be at least 8 characters, including a capital letter, a symbol and a number.)

 

5.   Enter your user name (LOGIN ID) and password then click “Log On” to access the system.  You may be prompted to change your password and fill out some information so that in the future you can click "I forgot my password" to receive a new password if you haven't already

Once inside the MyEducation BC system you can navigate around to view information for your student(s).

For a detailed explanation on how to login and navigate through the portal please click on this information page (Click here MyED73 Parent/Student Portal Information), or watch this video (click here)

 

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact the school office.

 

KEV SCHOOL CASH ONLINE

We hope that you will see value in this fee payment tool for you and your child. Please complete the Electronic Registration Process through sd73.SchoolCashOnline.com. Your student’s school administration will thenprovide further instructions on how to access the new system. If you have further questions, please do not hesitateto contact Ms. Flynn at the school. 


Thank you,

Mrs. DeFehr (One Proud Principal to 491 Aberdeen Students! We are the largest school in SD73!)

 

 

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